North American Missing Persons Network
Curtiss Dean Weller

Above Image:Weller, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 23, 2001 from False Pass, Alaska
  • Classification:Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth:August 6, 1973
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 146 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: N/A
  • Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Weller may have a moustache.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Weller disappeared from False Pass, Alaska on the evening of March 23, 2001 during a blizzard. He was last seen just hours after he finished his night shift on the processing barge along the village pier. When last see he was in the bunkhouse about a quarter-mile inland, in a good mood, asking co-workers if they knew where he might find a beer. Investigators found no evidence that Weller was impaired that night or had made enemies during the six weeks he lived in the community.
    Though police can't rule out some sort of accident on land, they say it seems more likely that Welder returned to the waterfront to visit one of the fishing boats tied to the pier and then slipped while descending an icy ladder that reaches as much as 25 feet down. The dock extends 175 feet into the shallow strait between Unimak Island and the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, with a treacherous tidal rip where the Bering Sea spills into the North Pacific Ocean about 650 miles southwest of Anchorag. Extensive searches by police, village volunteers and the Coast Guard Cutter Accept have turned up no sign of him.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alaska State Troopers

    Source Information
    Alaska State Troopers
    Kenai Peninsula Online