John Martin 2011-04-25

Missing hiker sought
BAREFOOT: Anchorage man set off for Iliamna with dog, no provisions.

Published: May 6th, 2011

Police are asking the public for assistance in locating missing person John Martin III, who was last seen in the Anchorage area on April 25 at about 8:30 a.m.

Martin had told a friend that he planned on walking barefoot to Iliamna from Anchorage along with his 6-month-old dog. Martin had no provisions for himself or the dog and told the friend he intended to live off the land. It is believed that Martin hitched a ride to the Valley and began his walk in the area of the Knik/Goose Bay airport.

Martin is a white male, 39 years old, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 225 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair, hazel eyes and a beard. The dog is a short-haired white dog with spots on her head, possibly a Dalmatian mix.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of John Martin III is asked to call APD at 786-8900.