Family, friends searching for missing man in West Seattle

January 6, 2011 at 1:14 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 35 Comments

Family and friends of a 24-year-old West Seattle man say no one’s seen him in two weeks and hope you can help them find him. Jeremy Peck was last seen at Admiral Pub around 1 am December 24th, according to his uncle John Peck, who raised him after Jeremy’s birth parents hit tough times. John says, “He had no reason to run off … he’s a good guy.” The family thought it was a little odd he wasn’t home for Christmas, but then when he wasn’t there for New Year’s either, they decided something had to be wrong. So they’ve reported his disappearance to police and are trying to get the word out – they’ll even be fanning out in a “grid search” of West Seattle tomorrow morning. The photo at left, from official ID, is the best one they have; Jeremy is 6’1″, about 177 pounds, light brown hair, brown eyes, and goes by “JP.” He was wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes, and a black waist-length coat over a gray hoodie-type sweatshirt the night he was last seen. If you have any information about him, you can contact police or contact John Peck directly, 206-923-0875 or 206-371-6451.

35 Comments

  1. Jeremy may have been walking or taking a bus after leaving the pub, he didn’t have a car. If anyone remembers seeing him, please notify John at the numbers in the post blog,

    Comment by Cheryl — 1:39 am January 6, 2011 #

  2. I really hope they find him safe & okay. I went to middle school with him and although we weren’t best friends I did know him pretty well. I will keep his family and him in my thoughts and send love their way.

    Comment by Danielle — 8:12 am January 6, 2011 #

  3. He is a nice guy. I hope he is okay! I thought I saw him in the junction after the holidays, but life was pretty crazy with Christmas and all. Hopefully he just met someone and has been too involved to get in touch with family. Hang in there John.. Blessings to you!

    Comment by MsEvelyn — 8:24 am January 6, 2011 #

  4. I guess questions come up, like, has he done this before, or is this simply not in his nature? Why did it take a week over the holidays to report him missing? My kid doesn’t come home, I’m worried NOW. I realize that families are different, that independence is accepted. I just wonder why it’s taken so long for community to hear about this. I hope he turns up OK, and there’s an easy explanation. I can’t imagine the worry this must cause.

    Comment by JanS — 10:21 am January 6, 2011 #

  5. Jan, I tried to address that in the story. I asked John Peck those questions when we talked by phone very late last night/early this morning (people had started sending us bits and pieces of information about this search, and I asked them to please put us in touch with somebody who had the full informational picture). They thought maybe he was off with friends for a few days, as that might not be uncharacteristic, but then New Year came and went, with no word, and that was uncharacteristic. I have not obtained the police report so far. The story is simply at this point, family and friends are worried and they are circulating his photo and searching, and honoring that fact, we’re putting up the photo, as we would with just about any West Seattle-focused search, if asked – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:30 am January 6, 2011 #

  6. I started seeing missing person fliers around WS (specifically on the post in front of WS Bowl) on Monday. I hope this guy is found…….fingers crossed.

    Comment by bsmomma — 10:50 am January 6, 2011 #

  7. That’s crazy! The admiral pub is kind of the hangout spot. Hope he’s ok.

    Comment by Mario — 12:22 pm January 6, 2011 #

  8. We miss you bro come home

    Comment by Zeb — 3:58 pm January 6, 2011 #

  9. My prayers are with the family. They were my neighbors for a number of years!

    Comment by Diane Walter — 4:08 pm January 6, 2011 #

  10. Well put, TR. Very well stated.

    And JanS, if you “can’t imagine the worry this must cause” then why are you reminding the worriers of illogical self-blame with statements like:

    “Why did it take a week over the holidays to report him missing? My kid doesn’t come home, I’m worried NOW. I realize that families are different…”

    The point is, someone is missing, and your questions are irrelevant to the big picture.

    Comment by Hopeful — 5:42 pm January 6, 2011 #

  11. hoping for his return, and thinking of his family. I just saw the sign last night outside of Admiral Pub last night. regardless of why or how he has disappeared, and the timeline of disappearance, I feel for his family who is wondering where he is.

    Comment by sam-c — 7:10 pm January 6, 2011 #

  12. Though I don’t think I ever met Jeremy personally, I know John and what a great person he is and there is no doubt in my mind that the worry was always there as it is with anyone who raises a child for any length of time. The fact that he stepped up when Jeremy’s parents hit hard time says that in itself. John my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of his family and friends and though I can’t be there to help tomorrow (living in Cali these days) I will be keeping my fingers crossed that he is found safe and sound. Keep us posted and god bless! Karen King

    Comment by Karen K — 9:15 pm January 6, 2011 #

  13. Wanted to say, hoping that all of us will find him soon. West Seattle is a small community, and the people we went to school with are all concerned for Jeremy’s safe return. Anyone that can help in the search should. I just hope we find him soon.

    Comment by Alli — 10:13 pm January 6, 2011 #

  14. Hope they find him. My 24 year-old son just reminded me that he was one of a group of kids that walked home from Madison together. Will keep good thoughts and hopes for Jeremy and his family.

    Comment by Genessee neighbor — 11:08 pm January 6, 2011 #

  15. Jeremy has been one of my best friends since I was a kid. Anyone that knows him will tell you that he’s a nice guy that can make you laugh till you cry like he’s made me do a thousand times over the years- I have more good memories with him then i could even begin to remember. I miss my friend… come on man please just be on a random adventure with some girl or somethin’ i love ya brother

    Comment by Adam Armstrong — 1:37 am January 7, 2011 #

  16. I thought you were J in Metropolitan and I Got mad for someone who doesn’t get mad, and then you got out and smiled and gave me a hug, and made me laugh! I hope your OK, sometimes it feels like theres no one around but look at all the people who care…even people who barley know you! I hope you are okay, and your in my prayers….=)

    Comment by S — 5:08 am January 7, 2011 #

  17. We’re pulling for you John!

    Comment by Abby — 12:38 pm January 7, 2011 #

  18. ever sense i met jeremy,he had the ability to make me smile even in the worst situations .. he was a easy person to talk to. some of my most cherished memories are with “JP”! im misurable not being abel to talk or see you !! jeremy, i miss sooo much!!! you dont even know please come home to your family and friends. we love you .
    *your friend McKenzie

    Comment by McKenzie Rainville — 1:13 pm January 7, 2011 #

  19. What route would he have taken to get home?What part of WS did he live,so we can retrace steps.

    Comment by Alki Resident — 3:11 pm January 7, 2011 #

  20. I’ve known JP since 6th grade and hes a pretty goofy and likeable guy, weve clashed a few times but I can attribute most of my tolerance and resiliance because of this dude. Like someone said before, It is very uncharctaristic for Jp to just up and dissapear like this. Especially around the holidays, this guy would never miss a party. best thing to do is retrace his steps, if his last known location is the admiral, then that’s a good place to start asking questions and following up.

    Comment by Drew C — 4:50 pm January 7, 2011 #

  21. Thank you everyone who is keeping the Peck family in your prayers. We have organized another search this Sunday at 10:30am, meeting at the Puerta Vallarta on California Ave. KIRO 7 has gotten in touch with us after we asked them to air Jeremy last night and they did air him on the evening news but now they want to come with us Sunday as we’re searching for Jeremy. John needs all the support he can get right now in helping to look for Jeremy, SO PLEASE ANYONE THAT CAN COME EVEN IF YOU DON’T KNOW JEREMY you would be doing a great service to your community. None of us would want to face what John Peck is facing right now, he needs your help. Thank you TR for responding to JanS’ comment, reading comments like that right now are counter-productive to the Peck family when all they want is their Jeremy back home with them.
    To Alki resident, we don’t know for sure which way he would have went home, but one of his friends did show the bus driver that would have driven that night Jeremy’s flyer and he doesn’t recall seeing him, they live just off Fauntleroy near Juneau, so most likely he would have gone straight down California Ave to Alaska or even Juneau, Sunday on our search some of us are going to start from the Admiral Pub and break off in groups to take various paths that he may have taken. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONCERN, PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!
    CherylP

    Comment by Cheryl — 9:01 pm January 7, 2011 #

  22. I went to school with Jeremy for years, this is really scary, and I am hoping that everything is okay! He was such a nice guy from what I remember in school, and I am praying for his family and close friends, as I am sure they can’t sleep over this. This never happens in West Seattle, at least not that I really know of. Hope you come home safe Jeremy, we all care!

    Comment by Naomi — 9:11 pm January 7, 2011 #

  23. Hi, Cheryl, I’ll write a separate item on this since not so many people will be looking at comments two nights after the story – do keep us updated at editor@westseattleblog.com – Tracy

    Comment by WSB — 10:22 pm January 7, 2011 #

  24. Thank you so much Tracy for all your help!

    Comment by Cheryl — 10:37 pm January 7, 2011 #

  25. All I can say about Jeremy are good things. Like everyone else said, he could make you laugh in the worst of situations. I am praying and thinking of him and his family. My heart goes out to everyone that knows Jeremy and cares for him. Hope he is found soon :)

    Comment by Nola — 12:27 am January 8, 2011 #

  26. John is a remarkable man who has raised a good
    son…they deserve the help of any and all
    who can come forward with information that will help put this horrible time behind them.

    Comment by Elise — 5:48 pm January 8, 2011 #

  27. Cheryl, can I have an email to contact you at?

    Comment by Kat — 12:39 pm January 9, 2011 #

  28. I hope they find Jeremy . I miss him alot :(

    Comment by RayneaC — 8:24 am January 10, 2011 #

  29. Kat,email me anytime at cherylperry2006@yahoo.com.

    Comment by cheryl — 12:08 pm January 10, 2011 #

  30. Having been part of raising Jeremy with his Uncle John when the kids first came to him, I am filled with sadness and worry. Jeremy was like a big brother to my son Andy as John and I raised all 3 of the kids together for 7 years. Andy is very upset and we are doing the best we can from Spokane to get the word out to search for our beloved “Germster.” His sheepish grin and sparkling eyes stay in my thoughts as we all pray for his safe return. Suzanne

    Comment by Suzanne Slatten — 3:50 pm January 10, 2011 #

  31. Kat, were you going to email me about something? Let me know if you know anything. We’re trying to get an anonymous tip line set up to.

    Comment by Cheryl — 9:54 pm January 10, 2011 #

  32. An anonymous tip line has been set up for Jeremy, 205-478-4905 and the reward has been increased to $1500 for information leading to Jeremy or what happened to him.

    Comment by Cheryl — 8:00 pm January 12, 2011 #

  33. Jeremy is like a brother to me. We were best friends in middle school…right after him and Bobby came to live with Uncle John.

    Its been really hard hearing all of the news…but I’m ready to help and take action. We must keep our hope and keep looking, keep talking, and keep others talking.

    If your out there Jeremy…we love you.

    Comment by Ben Doty — 2:14 pm January 14, 2011 #

  34. I am so sorry that this is going on for the family. I will be praying for Jeremy often, and there is power in prayer, so please join me. I do hope that the patrons that were at the Admiral Pub that night are interviewed. It seems there may be a few patrons that like to cause trouble. Frankly, I don’t go there for that reason. I am not saying that it’s the Admiral Pubs fault, but it does seem there are fights there often …

    God be with the family.

    Comment by Carmel — 9:14 pm January 18, 2011 #

  35. Carmel – The problem isn’t the Admiral Pub’s. If you take a look at logistics of the neighborhood – bars are plentiful. He was last seen about 1 AM in the Admiral? I heard that he was also seen at the Yen Wor and at the Brickyard BBQ? Bars don’t close at 1 AM. People should stop centralizing, therefore, on 1 AM at the Admiral. I am in my 60′s and go to the Admiral Pub. It’s a neighborhood place – where all ages can go and feel comfortable. Admiral Pub is getting a bad rap – for something they’re not responsible for.

    Comment by Joseph in Admiral — 1:47 pm January 22, 2011 #

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