Demetri Alec Tcheripanoff Jr.
Tcheripanoff, approximately 2019; Tattoo on Tcheripanoff's right forearm
Date reported missing : 07/02/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black jacket and black sweatpants.
Medical conditions : Tcheripanoff was reportedly depressed at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Tcheripanoff has the following tattoos: his daughter's baby footprint with her name "Veronika" and birthdate March 28, 2010 on hier right forearm; and two baby footprints on his left forearm with the names "Brandon" and "William" and the same date, for each, "March 11, 2012", in green ink. A photo of the "Veronika" footprint is posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tcheripanoff was last seen walking on the beach near Three Falls outside of Akutan, Alaska on July 2, 2019. He may have been depressed at the time of his disappearance, and may have had a gun with him. He he has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Alaska State Troopers
September 2021 updates and sources
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