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    Exclamation Missing person south of knik

    We need your help in locating a missing person. Last known position was on the mud flats at Goose Bay Airstrip.

    I have inserted the APD Press Release. Thank you for keeping your eyes open.

    I tried to paste the picture of he and his dog but can't get it figured out.

    Anchorage Police Department
    Press Release
    May 3, 2011
    Contact: Anita Shell
    APD Public Information Officer
    786-8664 Office
    Subject: Missing Person
    Case Number: APD case number 11-19829[/B]


    Police are asking the public for assistance in locating missing person John Martin, III who was last seen in the Anchorage area on April 25, 2011 at about 8:30 a.m.

    Martin had told a friend that he planned on walking barefoot to Iliamna from Anchorage along with his 6 month old dog. Martin had no provisions for himself or the dog and told the friend he intended on living off the land. It is believed that Martin hitched a ride to the Valley and began his walk in the area of the Knik/GooseBay airport.

    Martin is a white male, 39 years old, 6’2” tall, 225 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair, hazel eyes and a beard as pictured. He was also wearing the coat he was pictured in. The dog is a short-haired white dog with spots on her head, possibly a Dalmatian mix.

    Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of John Martin, III is asked to call APD at 786-8900.

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    Link? I can't find this anywhere online.
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    Default This is NOT A JOKE!!!

    I don't have a link...but this came directly from the Anchorage Police Department. If someone can help be post the 'official notice' I would rather.

    PLEASE...this is not some kid joking around. This is a serious issue and concern.

    If you have any questions please contact the APD. They will confirm the missing person.

    Thank you all again for assisting with this.

    He said he was going to walk the coast to Iliamna. I believe that is where he will be, or on the winter trails over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishin Farmgirl View Post
    I don't have a link...but this came directly from the Anchorage Police Department. If someone can help be post the 'official notice' I would rather.

    PLEASE...this is not some kid joking around. This is a serious issue and concern.

    If you have any questions please contact the APD. They will confirm the missing person.

    Thank you all again for assisting with this.

    He said he was going to walk the coast to Iliamna. I believe that is where he will be, or on the winter trails over there.

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    Is this guy of sound mind? Does he have a communications device on him?
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    I heard this on the radio this morning they didn't say anything about his mental state.

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    Default I mean no disrespect....however...

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    Is this guy of sound mind? Does he have a communications device on him?

    Has he looked at, or is he able to comprehend, a map?

    Daunting trek under the best conditions. And this time of year as the rivers start breaking up, the conditions are far from ideal....


    Someone call Krakauer....."Into the Mud" is off and runni-errr.....slogging...
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    Default info follow up...

    He had nothing more than a pair of rubber sandels, a pair of cotton shorts, a green t-shirt and a brown coat. He was travelling with a white dog name Shiloh.

    He has NO COMMUNICATION device...no lighter...no knife...no pack, tent, food, water...............

    Mental illness should be a given guys. He is delusional and bipolar and NO the announcement wouldn't tell the public this unless they wanted a law suit.

    I've driven over there twice last week...I saw a TON of ATV'rs and thought perhaps you might be able to help. This has been too difficult a week of worry to humor anyone that wishes to doubt my sincerity.

    If anyone can help....we would greatly appreciate it.

    I just got off the phone with the APD who said the links go to the law enforcement...not to a public list, apparently.

    Thank you to any and all sincere and caring people.


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    Actually, I feel this is terribly disrespectful.
    This is a very close friend who is in dire need.

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    T.I.A.

    'Nuff said.....
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    was he on any medications? i will keep and eye out.
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    No meds.

    Thanks so much.

    I have driven out there as much as I can safely with the rain. Some of those roads were tough on my Trooper...Jeep Trail had some big mud bogs that I didn't want to risk...but I was trying to locate him.

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    could he be camping in the bunkers? have you checked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    could he be camping in the bunkers? have you checked?
    I saw all those bunkers when I was on the Jeep trail, but he didn't know they were there. The only way he could have found them is hiking down the Jeep trail.

    I am hoping that he found some of the cabins along the shore south of Knik. It's been an intense and worrisome week.

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    do you think you could post a picture of him on here, or send me one and i will post it
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    Tried posting the notice and pic but it asked for an http: and I don't have one. I emailed you my address so I can send it from here. If you have a way to post it I would greatly appreciate it.

    So you all know...

    HE IS NOT DANGEROUS!!! He may even appear pretty normal until he starts talking about some of his crazy plans.

    THX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishin Farmgirl View Post
    Tried posting the notice and pic but it asked for an http: and I don't have one. I emailed you my address so I can send it from here. If you have a way to post it I would greatly appreciate it.

    So you all know...

    HE IS NOT DANGEROUS!!! He may even appear pretty normal until he starts talking about some of his crazy plans.

    THX

    i emailed u
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    No email yet. You typed it correctly???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishin Farmgirl View Post
    No email yet. You typed it correctly???

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    right?
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    yes...weird...

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