UPDATE: Missing man found safe

1:47 PM: The Mount tells us John has been found, safe, and is back home.


10 AM: Last night, we reported briefly on a man missing from Providence Mount St. Vincent, when the Guardian One helicopter briefly joined police looking for him. This morning, he is still missing, and The Mount has provided his photo:

His name is John; as described last night, he is (updated description) 77 years old, 5’9″ to 5’10”, white hair that’s balding on top, beard, brown eyes, last seen in a black coat and green pants. He was last seen around 4:30 pm; if you’re not familiar with The Mount’s location, here’s a map. They add, “If anyone sees him, please call 911 and also The Mount at 206-937-3700. If possible, please stay with him until responder arrives.”

12 Replies to "UPDATE: Missing man found safe"

  • Claire December 28, 2023 (10:50 am)

    I haven’t seen a silver alert yet?  Do you know if there a reason they haven’t issued one? 

    • WSB December 28, 2023 (11:32 am)

      SPD finally tweeted an alert 15 minutes ago, so perhaps one is in the works.

  • Edmonds slope neighbor December 28, 2023 (11:49 am)

    Oh no! I see him almost every day out on this walks. He usually walks within a 5 blocks of the mount towards the junction. He’s is a sweet kind gentleman. Keeping eyes peeled  ☹️

  • K to the F December 28, 2023 (12:18 pm)

    We talk with him here and there since he walks by our house near The Mount often. If it helps, we’ve also seen him on walks as far as the Junction and along Alaska between there and 36th.Will spread the word in hopes he’s found safe. 

  • Nicole Monroe December 28, 2023 (12:50 pm)

    please make a note that I believe his beard is now shaved off, and his jaw looks slim… My mother is at Mount St Vincent and I saw him just the other day He is such a kind man and likes to sometimes sit at the big cement sitting area on either end of Mount St Vincent property border on 35thIf anyone is near Camp Long check there or down off Alaska Street. I’m hoping he did not hop a bus.He used to be pretty agile and walk around places, but I believe his health has deteriorated a bitPraying for his safe return

  • Concerned neighbor December 28, 2023 (2:15 pm)

    I am so happy to hear this! I was driving around looking for him and took a break to find out that he’s back home. Thank you WSB. I appreciate you! 

  • Karen B December 28, 2023 (2:30 pm)

    Very happy to hear that he’s been found! I also live near The Mount and have a Beagle-mix, who loves to sniff and track scents, visiting over the holidays. We walked all around the neighborhood early this afternoon looking for him. I want to take this opportunity to raise awareness  that the sidewalk on 37th north of The Mount (in front of the new houses being constructed) is quite slippery – from loose dirt that is now muddy – and there are similar slipping or tripping hazards in other places around the neighborhood. It would be great if we could all take steps to make the sidewalks safer – especially since they can be hard to see this time of year. 

  • Alki resident December 28, 2023 (3:50 pm)

    Folks, places like Life Alert and Apple Watch provide a great product that your family members can wear to track their moves.its very worth every penny. Please consider doing this. We can’t afford to lose our elderly.

  • Josh December 28, 2023 (4:15 pm)

    How about Jim Price?  any update?

  • rose December 28, 2023 (5:31 pm)

    Glad to hear he has been found. 

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