Search continues Friday for missing elderly Anchorage man

Casey Grove
Police are looking for help from the public in locating Wallace Dunn, 81. Courtesy Anchorage Police Department

UPDATE: 8:10 a.m. Friday:

The search for a missing man has been unsuccessful so far.

Alaska State Troopers continued looking for 81-year-old Wallace Wilkinson Dunn Thursday. From 11:30 to 5 p.m., there were approximately 60 ground searches as well as several search dogs looking to locate Dunn.

Helo-2 flew for several hours conducting an aerial search.

A small search will resume today covering any areas that might have been missed. MAT-SAR and ASARD also plan on continuing a search around noon.

Original story below:

The search for a missing elderly man last seen a week ago in Anchorage continues, now north of the city in Big Lake, where his pickup was discovered Wednesday, according to police.

Family members told police they last saw Wallace Wilkinson Dunn, 81, at a soccer game near Waldron Lake on July 11, a police spokeswoman said. Dunn's family reported him as a missing person Tuesday and said he might have driven to Big Lake, where he has a cabin, police said.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said Alaska State Troopers joined the search effort Wednesday, when they found Dunn's pickup. The gray Ford F-150 was parked and locked at the end of Susitna Parkway, several miles from his cabin, she said.

Troopers with a search dog looked for Dunn on nearby trails without success, Castro said. They began searching again at 10 a.m. Thursday and hoped to use a helicopter or plane, she said.

Police ask that anyone with information on Dunn's whereabouts call (907) 786-8900.

Reach Casey Grove at or 257-4589.