According to the Anderson family website and news reports, the remains of Jake’s father, Keith Anderson, have been found. According to KOMO news, “Last Saturday, a hiker reported finding human remains about a mile from the spot where Anderson’s truck had been found.
Sheriff’s deputies brought in cadaver dogs to search the area and were able to recover enough remains for the King County Medical Examiner to make the identification on Tuesday.
An announcement about the discovery of Anderson’s remains was delayed until all members of his family had been notified.”
We first reported on the disappearance of Jake’s father on January 13, 2010 when we were asked to get the word out. We wrote several blog posts as more news broke about the situation. We also helped spread the word when the Jake and his family held fundraising events. As recently as March 29, police seemed to have new hope in regard to finding out what happened. According to that KING report, Jake thinks foul play was involved.
Jake Anderson is a deckhand on the FV Northwestern but is also a friend to the FV Cornelia Marie. You may remember when Capt. Phil and Capt. Sig swapped Jakes. Jake Harris went to fish on the Northwestern and Jake Anderson fished on the CM. Jake A. enjoyed his time on the Cornelia Marie and Capt. Phil spoke highly of his work ethic.
I did not like reporting on this story. However, once we posted that first report to help out the family; I felt obligated to see it through to the end. I would rather report on news such as Jake receiving his USCG Mate’s License and getting married. Jake is a great guy and we hope this will bring closure and peace to him and his family.