Vietnam Vet Went Missing on Memorial Day

A Vietnam Veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart went missing on Memorial Day in Blue Lake. His family is concerned that he may be depressed. They hope that the community will help look for him.

Yesterday, Alan Gibbs age 68 went missing from his residence in Blue Lake. He was last seen by his neighbor heading towards Korbel down Railroad Avenue past the cemetery.

10418142_10152733336871577_2879559754641731104_n-1Gibbs left behind his keys, wallet, and phone, said his wife Jennifer McDonough. “He doesn’t have any money.”

McDonough has reported her husband missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. She and her son have searched the surrounding areas. “He’s 68 years old. He’s on foot. How far could he go?” she asked. “We scoured the immediate areas….We started looking probably two hours after he left,” McDonough explained.

“I don’t know if he hitchhiked out or if he is missing in the woods,” she worried.

The missing man is age 68.  He is about 6’1″ and weighs about 210 pounds. “He is bald and has a black and white beard and mustache,” said his wife. He doesn’t have any tattoos.

“He was last seen wearing black pants and a black tank top shirt,” she said.

If you have any information please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445 7251.

UPDATE June 8: The missing man is wanted for sexually assaulting a child. See story here. 

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