A teenager who went missing from an Alaska village in the beginning of July remains at large, but authorities say the investigation into his disappearance is still ongoing.
Samuel Moses, 19, of Emmonak, hasn’t been seen since July 5, and was reported missing to the Village Public Safety Officer in Emmonak on July 8. Weeks later, a dispatch was posted by the Alaska State Troopers, who said he had still not been found.
Moses was last seen in Alakanuk, when he went to visit friends. Through the investigation, troopers say he was last seen at the Alakanuk dump, and “highly intoxicated.” What happened to him after that sighting, however, is unknown.
According to authorities, a “hasty search” began in Alakanuk by the Emmonak VPSO. The dump itself is not near a body of water, AST reported, so the search for Moses was contained to the dump and the area surrounding it.
Troopers say Bethel Search & Rescue came out to Alakanuk with a search dog and searched the Alakanuk area, along with an aerial search via Grant Aviation. AST reported the search concluded “without success.”
He was last seen wearing light blue denim jeans, a brown hooded sweatshirt, and black shoes, troopers say. Anyone with information of his whereabouts is being asked to contact Emmonak AST at (907)949-1300.