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Missing Bethel Elder Found Safe

Richard Peter, age 67, was last seen in Hoffman Subdivision in Bethel, Alaska on Sept. 15 around noon.
Courtesy of Richard Peter family

Update: Bethel Police say that Richard Peter, age 67, has been found safe and in stable condition. He was found the afternoon of Sept. 16 after being reported missing the day prior.

Original story: An Elder is missing in Bethel and the family is asking for help locating him. Richard Peter, age 67, was last seen at his home in Bethel’s Hoffman Subdivision on Sept. 15 between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. His wife, Martha Attie, said that her husband has mild dementia. 

She said that he left the house to take out the trash and go for a walk, and he has not been seen since. She last saw him wearing a light grey jacket, dark brown hat, and dark blue pants. He is 5 foot 2 inches and 165 pounds. Bethel police are helping to look for him. If you have any information about Peter’s whereabouts, call the Bethel Police Department at 907-543-3781.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with Richard Peter's height and weight.

Anna Rose MacArthur served as KYUK's News Director from 2015-2022.