Eric M. Apatiki

Above: Apatiki, circa 2004


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 5, 2004 from Nome, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 13, 1983
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Apatiki was last seen in Nome, Alaska on October 5, 2004. He had traveled to Nome from St. Lawrence Island to visit his girlfriend, who was pregnant with his son. Apatiki planned to return to his home village a few days later. He has never been heard from again and few details are available in his case, but his family believe he met with foul play.

    Approximately 20 members of Alaska's Native American community have vanished or died under questionable circumstances in the Nome area since the 1960s. Authorites opened a probe into their deaths and disappearances, but they do not believe a serial predator was involved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Nome Police Department


    Source Information
    The Nome Nugget
    The Anchorage Daily News
    Alaska Court System


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 2, 2011; middle initial and date of birth added.

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