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Search Continues for Missing 18-Year-Old in Shageluk

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

Search efforts are still underway for a man who went missing last week in the community of Shageluk.

18-year-old Alfred Hamilton of Shageluk has been reported missing since midnight on September 7th, after consuming alcohol with friends and refusing to return home. Aniak State Troopers were notified of the disappearance on September 8th after family members could not locate him.

An active search for Hamilton by Bethel Search and Rescue and well as by volunteers from the communities of Grayling, Holy Cross and Shageluk has continued into this week. Aerial searches have been conducted by State Troopers. Two search dog teams from MATSAR also assisted over the weekend.

As efforts continue, State Troopers in Aniak are seeking any information or leads regarding Hamilton’s whereabouts.

1 Comment

  1. Aaron R. Dutchman on September 15, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Hopes and prayers that this young man is found soon… The communities of Shageluk, Holy Cross, Anvik, and Grayling are working hard to find Alfred and bring him home. Prayers to the family that he is found…