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.

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