Missing Persons

The Juneau Police Department is responsible for assisting agencies in coordinating, investigating and responding to reporting parties on cases involving missing persons.

Anyone with information regarding a missing person is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department at (907) 586-0600.  If you want to remain anonymous, please submit tips through Juneau Crime Line.

The Missing Persons Clearinghouse (MPC) falls under the Alaska Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and tracks all missing persons cases reported within Alaska. The MPC serves as the central repository regarding both juvenile and adult victims and serves as a gateway into various national missing persons databases.  The U.S. Department of Justice maintains the ‘National Missing and Unidentified Persons System’, which includes a database for missing persons.  Their list may contain cases in the surrounding Juneau area that are Alaska State Trooper cases.

Missing Person information on this page is updated periodically. Cases may have been updated since the last website update. New missing person cases go through a reporting process and may not be available right away. If any information on this page is incorrect, please contact the Juneau Police Department at (907) 586-0600 and ask to speak with the Special Operations Lieutenant. 

You do not need to wait 24 hours before reporting a missing person.

  • If the individual is a vulnerable person, such as a child, developmentally disabled or elderly person, call 9-1-1.
  • If there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the individual, call 9-1-1.
  • For other cases, call the JPD non-emergency number at (907) 586-0600

List of Missing Persons

Main photo of Mathew  Bryan Henderson

Mathew Bryan Henderson

Case: 200805-004

Last Contact:

06/25/2020

Main photo of John  Franklin Godfrey

John Franklin Godfrey

Case: 190729-015

Last Contact:

06/24/2019

Main photo of Tracy  Lynn Day

Tracy Lynn Day

Case: 190322-006

Last Contact:

02/14/2019

Main photo of Sheridan  Scott Stringer

Sheridan Scott Stringer

Case: 171205-017

Last Contact:

12/05/2017

Main photo of Christopher  Edward Orcutt

Christopher Edward Orcutt

Case: 160902-002

Last Contact:

08/25/2016

Main photo of Loridee  June Wilson

Loridee June Wilson

Case: 160404-005

Last Contact:

03/24/2016

Main photo of Sharon  Gay Buis

Sharon Gay Buis

Case: 140530-009

Last Contact:

05/24/2014

Main photo of Frederick  Harrison Howard

Frederick Harrison Howard

Case: 090823-011

Last Contact:

08/10/2009

Main photo of Gabriel  Adams Demmert

Gabriel Adams Demmert

Case: 080323-009

Last Contact:

03/18/2008

Main photo of David  Post George

David Post George

Case: 2007-007290

Last Contact:

09/01/2005

Main Photo - No Image Available

Mitsuo Frank Okazaki

Case: 2001-028972

Last Contact:

09/10/2001

Main photo of Richard  Wilson Wright  JR

Richard Wilson Wright JR

Case: 2000-035381

Last Contact:

12/05/2000

Main photo of Darryl  Bruce Fawcett

Darryl Bruce Fawcett

Case: 1999-016678

Last Contact:

09/01/1999

Main photo of Martin Ebona  III

Martin Ebona III

Case: 93008925

Last Contact:

06/01/1993

Main photo of Jan Mlot

Jan Mlot

Case: 88000200

Last Contact:

10/10/1985

What to do if a person goes missing?

  • Do not panic. They may have simply forgotten their phone, got caught up in some activity or plain forgot to check in.
  • Contact friends and family to ask if they have any knowledge of the missing person’s whereabouts.
  • Keep your phone within reach, make sure your ringer is on and the phone stays fully charged, in case they try to reach you.
  • Once you have sufficient reason to believe they are in fact missing, contact your local law enforcement agency to make a missing persons report.
  • If the missing person is vulnerable (i.e., under 18 years of age, over 65 years of age, suffering from physical or mental illness, depressed/suicidal, or the disappearance is completely out of character), report the disappearance to police immediately if your suspicions are aroused. It’s never too soon in these instances, and time may be of the essence. This could also include someone on life-saving medication who has not taken their medicine with them. You can contact police to ask for help in publicizing their story. Police will need details like the missing person’s photo, date of birth, address, physical description, clothing last seen wearing and other details of the life of your missing person. Make it a routine to take at least one head and shoulders photograph of your loved ones each year. Please be complete with the information you provide to law enforcement; it’s always better to have too much information, than not enough.
  • Keep in mind, police may request your assistance in getting bank records, social media account information and cell phone records for your missing person as well.  Down the line, police may ask for additional information like dental records and DNA samples.
  • Family reference DNA samples can also be taken. This is a non-invasive swab taken from the inside of the cheek of a potential donor. The DNA is entered into the CODIS DNA databank and can be cross-referenced with unidentified human remains samples that are also entered.
  • Canine search teams and pedestrian searches may also be an option to search for your loved one. First, let your local police department decide if they want to do this.
  • Do not panic.
  • Do not wait, especially if your missing person is vulnerable; notify police as soon as you think something is wrong.
  • Do not delay in searching; time can be of the essence.
  • Do not keep their disappearance a secret. The more people you tell, the more people you have looking on your behalf and the speedier the results might be.
  • Do not tidy up their bedroom or car until the police have seen it, whether it’s messy or not. Do not dust before fingerprints have been taken.
  • Do not alter social media accounts, cell phone messages, text messages, etc. These may be important indicators of your missing person’s motive or lack there of when they went missing.