MISSING: Have you seen Jim?

10:24 AM: Reported by Rose:

Sad to say, a neighbor who has dementia is missing.

Jim left Pigeon Point and typically walks to the Senior Center in the Junction. But he did not get there.

He is wearing a blue jacket and jeans.

He is hard of hearing.

Rose says Jim was last seen last night. The report number is 23-271803. (Call 911 and refer to that SPD case number if you see him.)

ADDED 12:38 PM: More info, from SPD: Jim is 86, 5’10”, 124 lbs, gray hair, glasses, blue ski jacket, blue or black jeans. “Last seen on 9-18-23 between 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the 3600 block 22nd Ave SW.”

41 Replies to "MISSING: Have you seen Jim?"

  • Beto September 19, 2023 (11:08 am)

    I think there’s some missing numbers or there are extra numbers on the phone number that was given to call if someone see that gentleman.

    • WSB September 19, 2023 (11:12 am)

      That’s a police report number, not a phone number. I do need to add “call 911 if you see him.”

  • GHO September 19, 2023 (11:16 am)

    I can’t say for sure it was him, but I did see a slim, older man (maybe even jeans, but no hat is the only other thing I remember) on the corner of 44th & Dakota last night (Monday) between 6:30-7:00 pm. I did not recognize him as a usual neighborhood walker and slowed because I didn’t know if he wanted to cross the street. He sort of pointed west at the sunset, which was lovely. I got the impression that he was pausing there to admire it. Either way, I hope Jim is found soon 😢

    • GHO September 19, 2023 (12:02 pm)

      Didn’t catch it in time to edit, but *pointing* at the sunset, which made me think that he was appreciating it, and showing me, which was sweet.

  • alki mom September 19, 2023 (1:56 pm)

    I saw this man at Admiral Safeway yesterday at 345pm. I recall because he spoke to me and it was a very strange interaction. Based on this post, it sounds like he was seen after I interacted with him, so I’m not going to call.

    • Kathy Dunn September 19, 2023 (4:17 pm)

      I think you should call 911 so they can trace his path. Also, the previous poster did not say they called the police, nor were they 100% sure it was him.

  • Kathy Dunn September 19, 2023 (4:07 pm)

    Jim and his wife have been staunch members and volunteers in our community a very long time. I especially liked seeing them carrying signs to protest the burning of fossil fuels in the Junction on Farmer’s Market days. My heart goes out to her dealing with his dementia because I am also dealing with a relative with dementia.  Family caregivers are the unsung, unpaid heroes/heroines in these types of situations. I am sure Jim will be found and returned to his home and hope he didn’t get too cold last night. I wonder if in the future he could wear a watch with a GPS tracker in it? I just finished the book “Travelers to Unimaginable Lands” by Dasha Kiper and cannot recommend it highly enough to the caregivers of people with dementia.

    • Sharon Price September 19, 2023 (8:30 pm)

      thank you for sharing with me today. I’ve been canvassing bus drivers, as he does have his orca card with him but now over 26 hours missing, cold and rain here, very worried

      • TTT September 19, 2023 (10:08 pm)

        I have a relative with early-onset dementia and her iphone is tracked and her purse has an apple tag in it. Tracking her has saved/found her twice.  I hope Jim is found.

  • AlkiAdvocate September 19, 2023 (10:09 pm)

    Do we know the exact route he walks? Has anyone walked the route, checking the yards or brush next to the road to see if he might have fallen?

  • Howdyneighbor September 19, 2023 (10:16 pm)

    Neighbors ought to organize a search party. 

    • TMorgan September 20, 2023 (5:58 am)

      I am showing his picture to my Metro bus drivers and been looking everywhere I go on foot and from bus windows on my routes!  Maybe a search message can be broadcasted for drivers and a picture posted at the bus barns seems relevant… hopefully someone has done this… drivers are new on runs since September 2nd.  It could also help.My prayers for Jim’s safe passage back to Pigeon Point home are constant!!

    • APigeonPointer September 20, 2023 (9:47 am)

      Neighbors have been doing so. We simply need as many people as possible to keep an eye out. Thanks!

  • Friend O'Dinghus September 20, 2023 (7:45 am)

    Let’s find this gentleman. He seems a dear man who could use his entire communities’ help right now. I know I will be keeping my eyes peeled until I read here that he is back safely at home.

  • Laura September 20, 2023 (9:01 am)

    I’m almost positive I saw this man yesterday (Tuesday 9/19) at approximately 6pm at Morgan St and 35th. He was walking on the sidewalk, accompanied by a woman who had her arm intertwined with his as if to assist/direct him. I was driving, stopped at the red light and watched them for a moment wondering what was wrong- it seemed as though he needed assistance but he wasn’t limping or anything- it makes sense now knowing he has dementia. I hope that woman got him safely somewhere and he has been reunited? I am currently on hold with the police (for 15 min…..) to report this information (911 transferred me to non-emergency line since I’m not seeing him right now). 

    • Looking September 20, 2023 (4:05 pm)

      Maybe ask the food bank if they saw anything. 

  • Craig September 20, 2023 (10:17 am)

    I hope Jim is found, the rain makes it more urgent. Around 10pm 9/19 I drove around Admiral area, and the Junction area looking for him, but saw nothing. There was an SPD car parked in from of Safeway, highly visible. I’ll keep checking when I’m out today in WS. 

  • WSmom September 20, 2023 (10:46 am)

    There is now a silver alert.  He is still missing.https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=300060885988801&set=gm.1037053647484725&idorvanity=798184484704977

  • Rich Cassady September 20, 2023 (12:05 pm)

    Thank you all for your postings. I hope my Mom’s is found safe. 

    • Rich Cassady September 20, 2023 (12:30 pm)

      Missing “husband” I hope my Mom’s husband is found safe. 

  • TMorgan September 20, 2023 (2:09 pm)

    There is a notification up at all King County Metro bases! Thanks for help from a kind neighbor driver…

    • sally September 22, 2023 (10:22 am)

      That’s great for Metro to be aware since others have mentioned that he’s familiar with bus-riding.  Has there been outreach/ coordination with delivery drivers (Amazon, UPS)?  I put a couple flyers at our office reception desk and in the building lobby, which delivery drivers would see when dropping off packages. But it might be good if there was more deliberate contact with delivery drivers, since they are around the areas throughout the day.  

  • Jobar September 21, 2023 (5:51 pm)

    About three evenings ago I saw a man that looks like him walking in the street on 27th Ave SW one block north of Roxbury Street. I was driving down that street and I saw various families getting in/out of their vehicles, but this man stood out because he seemed all by himself at the north end of the street and not with anybody else walking kind of aimlessly, I thought he might be homeless. I don’t recall him wearing eyeglasses, but what stood out was that he had a scruffy face (like he hadn’t shaved in a while).  Right around the corner from there there’s a wooded area with trees for the Roxhill Park, and a bus stop on the other side. Hopefully he’s not staying in that wooded area.  Best of luck finding him safe. 

    • Oerthehillz September 24, 2023 (3:54 pm)

      Checked through the entire Roxhill park today and didn’t see him, unfortunately. Thanks for the tip.

  • Andrew September 22, 2023 (9:09 am)

    Uncle Jim is still missing, now after four nights. He may be in need, fallen under a bush or bench, in a boat, under a cover, in a car or truck bed, anywhere. Please check your property or neighborhood. Go walk the dogs a few extra blocks, Notice if they are interested in something in the bush. Fly a drone if you have one (respecting private and personal property) and search the odd spots. I will post any search party meet-up updates here as I have information. You can call me if you want at 831-419-8946, Andrew  

  • Andrew Dyer September 22, 2023 (1:11 pm)

    UPDATE: 9/22 There is a Search Group meetup again today at 2pm to continue to search for Jim. Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501Sea Delridge Way SW) for quadrant assignments. Please share orssrxchas aka show up if you are able! Thank you so much!search for Jim. Meet at the Delridge Community Center 4501 Sea Delridge Way SW at 2:00 pm today, Friday 9/22.

  • Paul Dyer September 23, 2023 (8:56 am)

    There is another Search Group meeting today 9/23 at Delridge Community Center for Jim. Time: 2:00 pm (1400 hrs). Please come. We cannot express the appreciation enough. Love to all.

  • Kelly September 24, 2023 (9:16 am)

    Is there another search group today at 2?

    • WSB September 24, 2023 (12:30 pm)

      It’s 12:30 pm now and we haven’t heard from anyone so far.

  • April September 24, 2023 (1:56 pm)

    We had a possible sighting this morning (9/24) at Lomen Beach Park: 7017 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98136If anyone is able to head that way and help with a search, please do. If you spot Jim, please call 911 to report as quickly as possible.

    • WSB September 24, 2023 (1:58 pm)

      Hi, please call or text us with future search plans 206-293-6302 so we can publish separate stories as soon as we can – thank you! – Tracy @ WSB

  • Jobar September 24, 2023 (8:43 pm)

    I saw a man few hours ago at Roxbury Safeway seating area that looked like Jim, I believe he was wearing blue jeans. I asked him what his first name was and he said Dave. Then he asked why I asked and I said you look a lot like Jim Price a person that’s missing, and he said that name sounds familiar. As I’m recollecting now, if someone has dementia they may not know their name?!  Ugh 

    • Chris Kindem September 24, 2023 (10:22 pm)

      I realize you posted this message an hour and a half ago, (I’m just now seeing it), but I’m wondering if you could call the Roxbury Safeway now and see someone there can look to see if by any chance that man is still there, or if not, if they happened to have seen where he headed.

      • sharon PRICE September 25, 2023 (7:08 pm)

        Lomen Beach was inspected Sunday. Metro says Jim’s Orca card has not been used, but of course drivers are generous in letting people on if they are fumbling for one. As of 7pm 9/25, he still hasn’t been found, even with his intense blue windbreaker on. The family is appreciative of all the helpful searches/observations from our community.

  • Toni Ameslav September 25, 2023 (8:11 am)

    TA    If you think you see Jim, please ask him his name and also his address plus any other questions that might help identify him as Jim Price.     Also, there must be at least a few people in West Seattle who have beagles or have other dogs trained to find people once they’ve sniffed an object belonging to that person.

  • Carol September 25, 2023 (4:30 pm)

    Mention has been made of Jim having an ORCA card.  Has the family asked Metro to pull up his account and see if there has been activity on the card?  IF he has taken a bus it might help with where people could be looking for him.

    • April September 27, 2023 (3:07 pm)

      His Orca card has been checked and there has not been any record of use. Thank

  • jobar September 25, 2023 (5:53 pm)

    Can Metro check Orca cards for pick up and drop off locations and dates?  If so, that information could potentially give some good insight.   And also someone mentioned previously to check the walk route that Jim was expected to travel the day he went missing, like checking shrubbery near walkways etc.   

    • April September 27, 2023 (3:06 pm)

      His Orca card has been checked and there has not been any record of use. Thank

  • KM September 26, 2023 (5:28 pm)

    Does he have a beard and an iPhone? I saw someone similar to him just now on Morgan and 39th, heading East. I asked if he was lost or missing and he said no. He gave his name as Ocean-something and had lost his daughter (who I saw with him close to thriftway).

    • April September 27, 2023 (3:06 pm)

      No beard (although could be a bit scruffy by now) and no phone on him at all. This doesn’t sound like him. Thank you for the tip.

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