Charlie T. Chocknok Sr.

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Above: Chocknok, circa 2000

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 21, 2000 from New Stuyahok, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 1, 1916
  • Age: 84 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Chocknok wears eyeglasses. He is of Yu'pik Eskimo descent.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue coat, brown pants and a baseball cap.
  • Medical Conditions: Chocknok suffers from dementia. He may be disoriented as a result of his condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Chocknok was last seen walking around the New Stuyahok Airport in New Stuyahok on July 21, 2000. He said he was going to visit Dillingham, 43 air miles away, but he didn't board any flights at the airport. He has never been heard from again.

    Investigators have theorized that, due to Chocknok's dementia, he may have tried to walk to Dillingham and ran into trouble along the way; he could have been attacked by a bear or fallen into the Nushagak River. Searches of the area turned up no indications as to Chocknok's whereabouts, however. He was declared legally dead in 2001.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alaska State Troopers
    Dillingham Station
    907-842-5641

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    Source Information
    Alaska Department of Public Safety
    The Ventura County Star
    The Anchorage Daily News
    Alaska Court System

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 2, 2011; middle initial added, details of disappearance updated.

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