King Salmon man shoots himself after officers pull him over to ask about missing wife

Nathaniel Herz

A 26-year-old man in Southwest Alaska apparently shot and killed himself Friday evening as police were trying to pull him over following reports that his wife was missing, police said.

Bristol Bay Borough Chief of Police Rodney Enevoldsen said in a written statement that Kyle Dale William Anderson "took his own life by an apparent self inflicted gunshot" after officers from his department attempted a traffic stop.

Anderson's wife, 24-year-old Reanna Anderson, was reported missing by her mother on Friday, Enevoldsen said. Both Reanna and Kyle Anderson are from King Salmon, a small town at the northeast end of the Alaska Peninsula.

Reanna Anderson's last known location was her residence in King Salmon on Tuesday, Enevoldsen said in an interview.

The Bristol Bay Borough Police Department is searching for her, along with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Katmai National Park Rangers, and a "large number of community volunteers," Enevoldsen said in the statement. He declined to provide any additional details about the case.

Police are asking anyone who was in contact with Reanna Anderson after 6 p.m. on Tuesday to call the Bristol Bay Borough Police Department at 907-246-4222.

Reach Nathaniel Herz at or 257-4311.