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Latest Missing Person Photos for Missing Virgil Wade Tackett

Virgil, circa 1986; Age progression forensics photo to age 38 (circa 2006)

Missing Since 06/11/1986

Missing From Pelican, Alaska

Classification Lost/Injured Missing

Sex Male

Race White

Date of Birth Used 12/26/1968 (52)

Age 17 years old

Height and Weight 5'7, 140 pounds

Clothing/Jewelry Description A green or gray plaid flannel shirt and green rain gear.

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Virgil has a twelve-inch surgical scar on the left side of his body and a chicken pox scar on his forehead. His ears are square in shape and an audible noise is present in his throat when he breathes. Virgil may use the alias Wayne Wade or Wayne Virgil. He goes by his middle name, Wade.

Details of Disappearance
Virgil was last seen in a fourteen-foot skiff near Chichagof Island near the Alaskan panhandle on June 11, 1986.

Virgil's skiff was located a short time later near Chicago Island, run aground on a sandbar with its motor still in gear. There was no sign of Virgil at the scene and he has never been heard from again. Investigators believed he may have fallen out of his skiff. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time of his disappearance.

He had planned to get a job on a crab fishing boat, but ended up working at a cannery instead. He was a Boy Scout at the time of his disappearance and a devout Mormon, and he planned to spend his work earnings on future church activities. He vanished three weeks into his trip.

There were several unconfirmed sightings of Virgil in the years following his disappearance. Witnesses may have spotted him in the Alaskan cities of Juneau, Hoonah and Sitka. Virgil may also have been seen on Montreal Street and Charles Street in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in March 1998.

It's possible he may be suffering from total or partial amnesia. His case remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency / Department

Alaska State Troopers 907-465-4000

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