STILL MISSING: Search continues for Jim Price

It’s going on two days now since 86-year-old Jim Price was last seen on Pigeon Point. Since we first published word of his disappearance, he’s become the subject of a Silver Alert:

Family and friends are anxious for any leads and are circulating his photo and information far and wide. He was last seen 6:30 to 7 pm Monday night in the 3600 block of 23rd SW [map] and may have been headed for the Senior Center of West Seattle in The Junction. Call 911 if you see/find him and refer to the SPD case # on the poster, 23-271803.

ADDED THURSDAY: Just received, “A team will meet at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW) at 2 pm for a coordinated search.” All help welcome.

32 Replies to "STILL MISSING: Search continues for Jim Price"

  • CarDriver September 20, 2023 (4:25 pm)

    WSB.  Does Metro and Sound Transit send alerts out to their drivers to keep a lookout for someone missing as in this case? If so, how soon after someone is reported missing.

  • Gladys Kravitz September 20, 2023 (7:28 pm)

    It looks like the Silver Alert is no longer active. I hope this means that he has been found, safe and sound.

    • WSB September 20, 2023 (7:58 pm)

      We haven’t heard from anyone yet. (added) The alert is still current on Twitter/X, and that feed’s manager says they delete alerts that aren’t active …

      • Gladys Kravitz September 21, 2023 (1:12 pm)

        Apologies. Maybe it’s because I don’t have a Twitter account, but when I go there it only shows one active.

  • Rob September 20, 2023 (7:52 pm)
    • That’s a good question . Someone this fragile needs to be found. All hands on deck. Everyone fiend him. 
    • Andrew Dyer September 21, 2023 (10:09 am)

      Rob, we are continuing to look and trying to coordinate search groups. Heidi is the point for this effort. Please contact Heidi at 206-484-4313 for a search coordination. Thank you, Andrew Price Dyer 831-419-8946

  • Megan September 20, 2023 (8:04 pm)

    I think I saw him today at 3pm crossing California by American Diner. Called and reported the sighting.

  • Alki resident September 20, 2023 (8:16 pm)

    If anyone thinks they see him, STOP in your tracks and verify it. Call police while standing next to him. 

  • 1994 September 20, 2023 (11:02 pm)

    Have they searched the ravine – the Dragonfly Park and Longfellow Creek area? I hope he is found soon.

    • Keff September 21, 2023 (8:46 am)

      I was all through there with my toddler yesterday, we didn’t see anything unusual. 

  • Amp Dyer September 21, 2023 (5:13 am)

    Jim is still missing after a third night. I would like to connect with anyone who can help with a search. I am in California and may be in Seattle by Noon today, 9/21. Please connect me with any Search and Rescue or neighborhood connection. Jim’s my Uncle. Thanks. 

    • Megan September 21, 2023 (9:48 am)

      Hi Amp- you may ask businesses along California Ave north of Edmunds on the east side if they have video from right around 3pm yesterday 9/20 to confirm if that was him that I saw. It looked like he was headed west across California on the north side of Edmunds, wearing mask, light colored shirt and jeans. I wish I had seen the alert before seeing him. 

    • ARPigeonPoint September 21, 2023 (10:48 am)

      I reached out to some connections at work (Jim lives across the street from me and is the first person I met when I moved here). Apparently, the search and rescue unit works directly under the King County Sheriff’s Office SAR coordinator. I did send an email to their general address, but it sounds like you may need to directly contact the Sheriff’s office and request SAR assistance.

  • TMorgan September 21, 2023 (6:26 am)

    I asked again for Search and Rescue, all hands on deck!  I asked SPD to update WSB, I need direction for how to help.I plan to walk and look myself, perhaps we can all organize as neighbors and take a tour and report back.  Please consider organizing at the community level for compassion sake…Safe return and approaching storms …My sincerest thanks.

    • Andrew Dyer September 21, 2023 (9:59 am)

      Please contact Heidi Rodriguez at 206-484-4313 for a search coordination. Thank you, Andrew Price Dyer 831-419-8946

  • bradley September 21, 2023 (11:03 am)

    Hoping he is found. Any more recent sightings?

  • ARPigeonPoint September 21, 2023 (11:18 am)

    The response from King County Search and Rescue was frustrating. Apparently, since we don’t have a very recent last known location, we may have difficulty getting assistance.Hello
    people have contacted King County Search and Rescue concerning Mr Price. The
    actions taken so far — a missing person report with Seattle Police and the
    Silver Alert with Washington State Patrol plus the use of social media and
    flyers in the local area are good tools for getting the information
    disseminated in the community.
    search and rescue (SAR) teams including King County Search and Rescue typically
    assist in searches involving a person in a medically critical state who may be
    confused or unable to seek assistance such as with late stage Alzheimers or
    youth with autism, 
    and where a known last location is usually
    within a couple hours old. The King County Sheriff’s Office activates SAR teams
    and would field any 911 or mutual aid calls from other agencies in deploying
    our volunteers. The detectives investigating a missing person may request SAR
    through the Sheriff when and if appropriate to the case.
     Respectfully Christine
    County Search and Rescue Association

  • WSB September 21, 2023 (11:53 am)

    I’ve just received this. Publishing separately shortly but also adding here: “A team will meet at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW) at 2 pm for a coordinated search.” That’s today, Thursday 9/21.

  • K. Lusignan September 21, 2023 (11:59 am)

    The reply from King County Search and Rescue is concerning, and I agree the community should try to do better and step up to avoid a repeat of the sad Jacqueline Dupras incident. If people will keep posting the information that they learn, maybe better organized searching can happen from the community. It was actually volunteers who coordinated partly online who found a missing woman (unfortunately also deceased) in a California incident a couple years where local law enforcement was not engaging in a search. I am going to see if I can get more information either from the senior center (or perhaps relatives who see this post) or the person whose name and number were posted higher up in this chain as to possible areas. If the family is willing to share online common routes, both walking and bus, this might make searching more efficient by the community.

    • Sharon Price September 21, 2023 (1:08 pm)

      He’s still missing. He’s a walker (sometimes miles) but these days leans to the left from a sine injury and has balance problems. He has often walked from north end of 22nd to the senior center on Ca and Oregon, and along Harbor Ave to Alki. He’s wearing a blue windbreaker, no hat.

      • Sue September 21, 2023 (4:12 pm)

        Sharon,My prayers are with you for a speedy and safe return of Jim.Love always,Sue Luke

  • K. Lusignan September 21, 2023 (12:09 pm)

    Someone from the Senior Center just passed this information on:”A team will meet at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW at 2 pm for a coordinated search. All help welcome.”

    • WSB September 21, 2023 (1:25 pm)

      Thank you. Already posted before noon both upthread (look two comments above) and in the story, as well as separately at the top of the site.

  • E September 21, 2023 (5:11 pm)

    Does he usually take a bus to get to the senior center? It seems like a pretty far walk for an 86 year old. I imagine maybe he takes the 50? There might be a way to look for video from busses around the time he would’ve got on and see if he got off at the right place or not. Hope he’s found safe and I’ve been keeping an eye out. 

  • Pigeon Point Resident September 21, 2023 (5:24 pm)

    Have there been cash withdrawals or bank transactions that couldl be traced? Someone mentioned that they saw him walking with a woman the other day… hoping he’s not being taken advantage of financially. 

  • Alki parent September 21, 2023 (9:19 pm)

    Hello – I recall meeting Jim when I lived at Pigeon Point almost 20 years ago.   I hope he is found, but if he still isn’t found tonight is there a meet up tomorrow for a coordinated search?   I may be able to help look.  

  • WSB September 23, 2023 (10:43 am)

    Today, Saturday 9/23, another search will organize starting at 2 pm at Delridge Community Center:

  • Akina Maeda September 23, 2023 (8:14 pm)

    Just curious about what total areas have been searched. Has anyone been through Fauntleroy Park? I live by there and it’s pretty dense in some parts.

  • Heidi September 25, 2023 (3:17 pm)

    Thanks for the suggestion. That park has been searched along with the majority of West Seattle.
    Here’s updated flyers and a map of where we’ve been searching:

  • Heidi September 25, 2023 (3:20 pm)

    That area has been searched. Here’s an updated flyer as well as a map pf the searched area. We are still continuing to search solo and in small groups.

  • Sue September 25, 2023 (11:03 pm)

    Hi Heidi, are there any more organized group searches? I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Price still missing, especially in this weather.

  • WiseWoman September 27, 2023 (3:33 am)

    I am wondering if he has came across homeless campers possibly that added him to the clan. Or if he could have walked around the other side of the school (old New Cooper now Pathfinder). If that area has been searched. It is highly likely that someone may have him hanging out with them. Also Erik Bell with A Cleaner Alki has been doing clean ups possibly adding areas not yet searched to the Spruced up list. 

Sorry, comment time is over.