MISSING: Have you seen Richard Arneson?


SPD detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a missing man who sent his friend a cryptic text before disappearing earlier this month.

Richard Arneson’s friends and family became concerned about his well-being after he failed to show up for work on February 5th. A friend went to check on the 62-year-old at his West Seattle apartment and found the back door open. Officers checked inside Arneson’s home and didn’t find any sign of him, or any indications of foul play. Later in the day, the friend contacted police again after she received a text message from Arneson, which read “my luck has run out.”

Police have not yet been able to locate Arneson, who has been known to frequent walking trails in West Seattle and Rainier Valley. If you have seen him or have any other information in this case, please call Detectives Elizabeth Litalien at (206) 684-5007.

ADDED THURSDAY AFTERNOON: The missing man’s sister sent two clearer photos. We have substituted the headshot for the one police originally posted above. Here’s the other:

Again, if you have any information, call the detective mentioned above, or 911.

6 Replies to "MISSING: Have you seen Richard Arneson?"

  • Kittyno February 17, 2016 (7:13 pm)

    Would be nice to have more photos.  The lighting in this makes it difficult to see the details of his face.

    • WSB February 17, 2016 (7:22 pm)

      Agreed. Unfortunately, this is all that has been provided, and exactly as provided. If any of Mr. Arneson’s friends/relatives see this and have other photos, we would certainly add them – e-mail editor@westseattleblog.com (or point us to a page where we might find them – we’ve looked around and haven’t found one yet) … TR

  • Concerned neighbor February 17, 2016 (9:28 pm)

    There are more pictures at this missing persons website located below


    • WSB February 17, 2016 (10:06 pm)

      Thank you, CN. Took a lot of clicks to get to the part with the photos – but here is a direct link to an image.


    • Rose Eaton March 2, 2016 (2:45 pm)

       I called the detective with a message last night, that I may have seen this man in the Dayton Washington IGA yesterday, I have not heard back from them. 

  • WSB February 18, 2016 (3:22 pm)

    … and thanks to his sister, we have even-clearer photos to add. – TR

Sorry, comment time is over.