Charlie T. Chocknok Sr.
Chocknok, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 07/21/2000
Missing location (approx) :
New Stuyahok, Alaska
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/01/1916 (105)
Age at the time of disappearance: 84 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue coat, brown pants and a baseball cap.
Medical conditions : Chocknok suffers from dementia. He may be disoriented as a result of his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Native American male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Chocknok wears eyeglasses. He is of Yu'pik descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Chocknok was last seen walking around the New Stuyahok Airport in New Stuyahok, Alaska on July 21, 2000. He said he was going to visit Dillingham, 43 air miles away, but he didn't board any flights at the airport. He has never been heard from again.
Investigators have theorized that, due to Chocknok's dementia, he may have tried to walk to Dillingham and ran into trouble along the way; he could have been attacked by a bear or fallen into the Nushagak River. Searches of the area turned up no indications as to his whereabouts, however. He was declared legally dead in 2001.
Other information and links : ncy
Alaska State Troopers
September 2021 updates and sources
Alaska Department of Public Safety
The Ventura County Star
The AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: Daily News
Alaska Court System
October 12, 2004. January 2, 2011; middle initial added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.