Alfred Nicholas Kochendorfer
Kochendorfer, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 10/27/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/16/1951 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 49 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Kochendorfer had a beard at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kochendorfer departed from his family's residence in Palmer, Alaska on October 27, 2000. He planned to go hunting bears near the face of the Knik Glacier in Butte, Alaska for three or four days. His wife said that he is an experienced hunter who has gone on multi-day trips alone before and is familiar with the Butte area.
He was last seen at a gasoline station in Butte later in the day. He has never been heard from again. He was carrying hunting supplies at the time of his disappearance, including cold weather gear, extra gasoline tanks and a gray dome tent.
Kochendorfer's ATV was discovered abandoned several days later. Two hunters located it along a trail in the Jim Creek area near Butte. There was no sign of him at the scene. An extensive search of the area, lasting several days, produced no clues as to his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Alaska State Troopers
September 2021 updates and sources
Alaska Department of Public Safety
The Kenai Peninsula Online
The AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: Daily News
October 12, 2004. July 8, 2020; picture added.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map