Department of Public Safety releases 3rd quarter update to Missing Indigenous Persons Report


Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) –  The Alaska Department of Public Safety, Anchorage Police Department, and Fairbanks Police Department have released the third quarter update to the Alaska Missing Indigenous Persons Report.

This report shows data and information related to persons who are Alaska Native, American Indian, or of an unknown race who were reported missing to law enforcement as of October 2, 2023. The second update of the report includes cases investigated by the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Anchorage Police Department (APD), and the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD).

Included in the report are definitions for each circumstance in relation to a missing person as follows:

Environment: Wilderness, waterways, ocean, aircraft crashes, and other non‐suspicious outdoor deaths where human remains were not located by search and rescue teams, or another related event

Suspicious: Suspected criminal activity surrounding the event

Not Suspicious: No indication of criminal activity or environmental factor

Unknown: Unable to determine circumstance

Find the report online here.