STILL MISSING: New poster, continuing search for Jim Price, one week later

Family and friends continue looking for 86-year-old Jim Price, one week after he was last seen on Pigeon Point. Here’s a new poster they’re circulating:

You can access a high-resolution copy via this link Heidi shared in an earlier comment thread. That also includes a link to a map of areas that have been searched so far. Rather than one big coordinated search, they’ve asking everyone to look wherever they can. Jim was last seen leaving his home on foot last Monday night, possibly headed for The Junction.

23 Replies to "STILL MISSING: New poster, continuing search for Jim Price, one week later"

  • Michelle September 25, 2023 (4:51 pm)

    I have been looking for him everywhere I go. His family is in my thoughts!

  • WS September 25, 2023 (7:27 pm)

    I drove all around west Seattle yesterday for 3hrs looking and I also walk a lot yesterday keeping my eye out for him. I’m keep my eye still for him. He still on my mind and his family. 

  • Scott September 25, 2023 (7:40 pm)

    Where did he last work?I will go out and drive around Tuesday and look

  • Alki parent September 25, 2023 (7:54 pm)

    So is a Seattle missing persons police detective leading this case?   It seems as if the family is directing searches etc. I’m unclear as to which law enforcement or SAR leaders are providing guidance.

  • JustBNME September 25, 2023 (8:27 pm)

    My family has also been keeping an eye out for him! Praying for his safe return!

  • JLC September 25, 2023 (9:31 pm)

    I was walking to the Farmer’s Market around noon yesterday, and saw a similar looking man walking on the opposite street and going into the QFC. He was wearing a very oversized bright orange rain jacket, unlike the blue jacket being described. He was walking very quickly and appeared off-balance due to some sort of difficulty walking. I tried to follow him but couldn’t find him once I got inside the store. I’m aware that he may have issues with his gait/walking due to a back injury. I’m curious whether or not it impacts the speed he walks, or if it’s possible for him to move as quickly as the man I witnessed yesterday. Anyone have an idea on the typical speed he might walk? I’ve been following this story and it just breaks my heart. I have ample free time this week; I am happy to be of *any* assistance in the efforts to search, find, and get him home safely. I also have contacts within the SPD and would be willing to reach out if doing so would be helpful.

    • Danelle September 28, 2023 (2:19 pm)

      He’s not really fast walker but before his injury Jim was a long distance runner. He was always very active on foot. He’s been in Seattle area most of his life and worked as architect before retiring. They owns rental homes in Fremont (we’ve conducted searches there) and they they own house on vashon idksnd as well. He hasn’t been seen at any of those houses. They have construction workers full time in vashon and they have had no sighting. 

  • WSResident September 25, 2023 (10:17 pm)

    I understand there are legal complexities to this but, is there a way to access local traffic cameras around the place/time last seen? Even just to get a direction of travel?! The police may not have the resources to watch these but, plenty of local community members would donate their time if they had a way to access the videos. 

    • Karen B September 26, 2023 (3:02 pm)

      A similar thought I have is that anyone who has video security footage from this past week should preserve it and check it. It’s an obvious suggestion, but I know sometimes people don’t bother to check it unless they think a crime has taken place. Hopefully those near the usual routes in and out of the Pigeon Point neighborhood and the likely routes to the junction have already thought of this. Those who have free time might also be able to help by reaching out to local businesses to ask if they have video. 

      • Danelle September 28, 2023 (2:16 pm)

        We’ve checked numerous surveillance cameras and houses with ring cameras. Not one has had a sighting of him. Even immediate neighbors houses. He left that evening only to go a few houses down and pick plums. He never made it. Ring Cameras don’t show him. The home is adjecent to alki trail. I myself have personally searched and searched the trail but nothing. 

  • Brandon September 25, 2023 (10:40 pm)

    Since he has dementia, a few questions.Is his dementia so progressed he wouldn’t know the area or where he lives?  Is he a Seattle native?  Have relatives in another city / state he may have opted to go visit?  A former home he lived at in the city he may have visited?  What were his daily activities besides walking?  Were the things he wanted to do, but never did?  It could help narrow down the search because it is a large area.  “Jim was last seen leaving his home on foot last Monday night, possibly headed for The Junction.” is little information to go on after a full week… Help us help you.Any reasonable citizen seeing a wondering man in their neighborhood at this age would alert someone (I’d hope).  And I’m sure hospitals refer to silver alert flyers for John Does.  So, I’m actually wondering if he’s fallen in with the homeless community who may be helping him out like other nomads.

  • Dawn Baiata-Nicolai September 25, 2023 (11:11 pm)

    Has anyone tried to have his ORCA card looked into? He could have gotten on a bus. 😢

    • Oerthehillz September 26, 2023 (7:34 am)

      I read on one of these post comment threads that the family said there is no evidence he got on a bus according to the Orca site. But, as a bus rider I’m also aware that some drivers allow people to ride without paying, and then there’s the C which can be loaded from the back door. How frightening for the family.

    • Lola September 26, 2023 (8:15 am)

      Yes in one of the other post’s they said they have looked at his Orca Card and it has not been used, but Transit said sometimes people get on with-out swiping it so he still could have gotten on a bus.  I feel so bad for his family.  He could very well be living with some homeless people if he did not know where he was?  Or where he is supposed to be.  They may not have seen any of the sign’s yet about him missing.   I hope they can find him soon.  It is weird how we cannot find this person. 

  • Steph September 26, 2023 (8:49 am)

    The lack of official support for finding this man is extremely distressing on so many levels.  If people go off to the mountains unprepared and get into trouble there are huge and expensive rescue operations, sometimes involving helicopters, search dogs, etc.  But here, a vulnerable adult who should be protected by society is apparently not given anywhere near the same consideration.  Isn’t this blatant ageism? I understand there are a lot of variables, like getting on a bus, etc., but it appears this entire situation has been mishandled.  I’m not his age and I would not have survived an entire week outside in this weather with no food.  We pay high taxes for services that should include searching for vulnerable people.  Instead our tax dollars are wasted on frivolous crap that only benefits politicians.  This is a slap in the face to every senior.  A blatant reminder of how undervalued we are and that our government wants us just gone, whatever way works ( terrible medical, dwindling services, extreme crime, etc. ) Thanks so much to all the people who have been out looking for him and trying to help.  And thanks to WSB for keeping the information out there because other news has not.Another reminder that we have to take care of ourselves ourselves and not rely on any official help. 

    • bill September 26, 2023 (10:50 am)

      If you get in trouble in the mountains the rescuers will start with a fairly good idea of where you are — the trailhead your car is found at, a companion who hiked out, a plan you shared with a friend. You’ve been watching too many TV shows with fortuitous happy endings. Real life is not scripted. We have zero solid information here, not even which way Mr Price turned after leaving home. This is not a matter of undervaluing anybody. The fact is, we are all clueless. It is unfortunate you are so fearful, but think for a moment: What exactly can other humans, not aided by TV-show fiction, actually do differently here?

      • K. Lusignan September 26, 2023 (2:05 pm)

        We know his point of origin, so have to wonder if scent dogs might help or might have helped sooner.

        • WS Res September 26, 2023 (2:15 pm)

          From what my friend who works with SAR says, likely not. An urban area is very different than a wilderness search.

      • whattheheck September 26, 2023 (3:06 pm)

        Bill, you are off here and your dismissive tone is not cool. I think you should step away from the keyboard, friend.

    • Danelle September 28, 2023 (2:11 pm)

      We as family have searched everyday. His wife also in her 80’s searches 4-6 hours on foot daily. Myself and my young boys searched Sunday til it got dark and were cold, wet from the huge downpour. Jim is my boys grandpa and they don’t want to stop searching and feel heartbroken leaving him behind in the cold/rain. Spd finally brought k9 scent dogs yesterday but got nothing. I think it would been more helpful had dogs come sooner. FBI has now become involved 

  • Sue September 26, 2023 (9:19 am)

    I’m so sad to hear that Mr. Price is missing and so worried for him. I am surprised there isn’t more media coverage about this and not more police / search and rescue help is being given to this vulnerable elder. He should be a top priority. If there are any more organized searches, please let us know! I have learnt from a friend that dementia persons are usually found a mile or mile and a half from home and in a very secluded or hidden place.Praying for Mr. Price and his family. 

  • Lp September 26, 2023 (2:18 pm)

    I’m sure his loved ones are beside themselves with worry. Keeping my eyes open for him. 

  • Jen September 26, 2023 (2:25 pm)

    Agree w above why isn’t his face on local news at least? 

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