William James Patrick Sheldon
Shelton, approximately 2017
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/22/2017
Missing location (approx) :
North Pole, Alaska
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 140 - 150 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sheldon was last seen at the Badger Gas in the 2000 block of Badger Road in North Pole, Alaska on December 22, 2017. He was supposedly en route to an address onÂ Bottles Street, but never arrived there and has never been heard from again.
Sheldon was transient at the time of his disappearance and sometimes stayed in vacant buildings and abandoned vehicles. Due to his lifestyle and the fact that his parents live out of state, his family didn't report him missing until March 5. Fairbanks, Alaska police are investigating.
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Fairbanks Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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