MP of the week: Jondalar Washington

This week’s featured missing person is Jondalar Washington, a Native American youth of 17 years old who vanished from St. Michael, Alaska on May 19, 1998. St. Michael is a tiny town (pop. 401, sez Wikipedia) on the central Alaskan coast.

As to what happened to Jondalar…from what he was carrying when he went missing, I would guess he was going hunting/camping. It seems highly likely that he got lost or injured in the wild. As I’ve said before, Alaska is a very rough place and basically eats people from time to time.


3 thoughts on “MP of the week: Jondalar Washington

  1. Angie December 11, 2014 / 11:48 am

    Was pretty interested to see the new Julian Sam (brother of Michael Sam) update and the Buzzfeed article it came from…however it’s pretty sad that it took 16 years and his brother getting famous for the circumstances of his case to be made publicly known. This whole time the police and his family knew where he was last seen and it still didn’t make it into the casefile. “Few details are available” indeed.

    As always Meaghan thanks for keeping on top of all the missing persons news and making sure it all gets compiled into an easily accessible place.

  2. Crystal December 12, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    I guess his mother really liked The Clan Of The Cave Bear series.

    Seriously, though, I’m surprised more people don’t vanish in Alaska. I know that state has a high missing person quota, but it seems it would be so much higher with the vast wilderness and the number of predatory animals, not counting the predatory humans.

  3. Ilya December 12, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Coincidentally, I was just watching a documentary on Joshua Wade – a killer of two women from Alaska.

    I don’t think that the guy had a drop of remorse in him for what he did.

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