Alfred Nicholas Kochendorfer

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Above: Kochendorfer, circa 2000

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 27, 2000 from Butte, Alaska
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 16, 1951
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Kochendorfer had a beard at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kochendorfer departed from his family's residence in Palmer, Alaska on October 27, 2000. He planned to go hunting bears near the face of the Knik Glacier in Butte, Alaska for three or four days. Kochendorfer's wife said that he is an experienced hunter who has gone on multi-day trips alone before and is familiar with the Butte area. He was last seen at a gasoline station in Butte later in the day. Kochendorfer has never been heard from again. He was carrying hunting supplies at the time of his disappearance, including cold weather gear, extra gasoline tanks and a gray dome tent.

    Kochendorfer's ATV was discovered abandoned several days later. Two hunters located it along a trail in the Jim Creek area near Butte. There was no sign of Kochendorfer at the scene. An extensive search of the area, lasting several days, produced no clues as to his whereabouts. Kochendorfer's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alaska State Troopers
    Palmer Station
    907-745-2131

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    Source Information
    Alaska Department of Public Safety
    The Kenai Peninsula Online
    The Anchorage Daily News

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 6, 2005; date of disappearance and clothing description corrected, details of disappearance updated.

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