Port Angeles police seek missing man

Public asked for help in locating him

Curtis Green.

Curtis Green.

PORT ANGELES — City police were investigating Wednesday the disappearance of 49-year-old Curtis “Curt” Green, a Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal member who was last seen in Port Angeles on April 26.

Green, who is 5-foot-7, 180 pounds, suffers from “severe” schizophrenia, according to his sister, Dana Edgington.

Anyone with information on Green’s whereabouts is asked to phone Port Angeles police at 360-452-4545.

“Mentally he’s just not well,” Edgington said in a Wednesday interview.

“I’m scared,” she added. “I hope he’s not in danger.”

Port Angeles Deputy Chief of Police Jason Viada said Green’s disappearance was reported Monday.

“We’ve got an open, active missing person’s case,” Viada said Wednesday.

Edgington said she suspected that her brother was “on his way down south somewhere.”

The family had received secondhand reports that Green had wanted to leave the area, Edgington said.

Green also disappeared 15 to 20 years ago.

He was arrested in Oregon for taking bread and bologna from a grocery store and was sent to a state psychiatric hospital, Edgington recalled.

“The police department realized real quick that he didn’t belong in jail, that he belonged in a mental hospital,” Edgington said.

Green does not drive a vehicle or use public transportation, Edgington said. She suspected that her brother was on foot and possibly hitchhiking.

“As far as I know, I don’t think he even has money,” Edgington said.

The family received separate tips that Green was spotted in Grays Harbor and Mason counties in recent days.

“Someone said two days ago that they were almost certain that they saw him in Aberdeen,” Edgington said.

“The same day, later, my sister got a phone call saying someone was certain they saw him down by Shelton on the highway.”

Green is often seen walking in Port Angeles and is known to local merchants, Edgington said.

“I have seen him walk by my place of work downtown every single day for years, but I have not seen him for the last week,” Edgington said.

“He has always kind of followed the same pattern.”


Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at rollikainen@peninsuladailynews.com.

More in News

Sue Ridder and husband Johnny from Vancouver, visiting relatives in Port Townsend, start cleaning some of the 13 Dungeness crab they caught in Port Townsend Bay on Wednesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Catch of the day

Sue Ridder and husband Johnny from Vancouver, visiting relatives in Port Townsend,… Continue reading

Clallam housing waiting lists long

Report: Increase in homeless over 55

Clallam, Jefferson counties each receive park maintenance grants

State funding will go toward repair, upgrade at several local parks

Traffic disruption set at Discovery Bay

Traffic disruption is planned on U.S. Highway 101 at… Continue reading

Jon Picker, airport and marina manager for the Port of Port Angeles, describes runway sections for William R. Fairchild International Airport on a diagram of the terminal area. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Fairchild upgrades completed

Ribbon cutting is planned for Dec. 12

Clallam County eyes changes to park fees

Public hearing on adjustments set Dec. 12

Rich Foutch of Active Construction, Inc., in Tacoma paints a line on the roadway at the new roundabout at Kearney Street and state Highway 20 for the placement of temporary stripes in a pedestrian crosswalk on Monday in Port Townsend. The temperatures have to be in the mid-50s to install permanent striping, he said. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Roundabout striping

Rich Foutch of Active Construction, Inc., in Tacoma paints a line on… Continue reading

Proposal to rename Sequim road put on hold

Rotary, city to consider other options to honor local Olympian

Researcher: Managed forests needed to fight climate change

Wood products can replace existing fossil fuel-based materials

Jefferson County updates fee schedules

Environmental Public Health up 6 percent

The downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree is surrounded by people during a lighting ceremony on Saturday at First and Lincoln streets. The 30-foot tree will stand at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain plaza through the holidays. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Lit up for the holidays

The downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree is surrounded by people during a… Continue reading

Community Aid seeks support for Toys for Sequim Kids

Nonprofit helps hundreds of children with Christmas presents