Homer resident missing since July 15

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

The mother of 53-year-old Stephen "Steve" Engle is asking for help locating her son, who was last reported seen leaving the Homer Police Department July 15.

Steve Engle

Engle is 5-feet, 9-inches tall, weighs approximately 140 pounds, has silver hair and brown eyes. According to his mother, Doris Engle of Homer, he may be wearing a navy blue jacket, black jeans and a rust-colored, long-sleeved shirt.

While attempting to hitchhike in the Anchor Point area July 14, Engle was picked up by an unidentified driver. Determining Engle to be under the influence of alcohol, the driver called Doris Engle and she advised him to take her son to the Alaska State Trooper office in Anchor Point.

The driver did as asked. From there, Engle was taken to South Peninsula Hospital and later transported to the Homer jail to "to sleep it off," Doris Engle said.

The following day, Engle was released by HPD and has not been seen since. Homer Police Department has been joined by the Alaska State Troopers in attempting to locate Engle.

"I can't say enough about the Homer Police Department or the Alaska State Troopers," Doris Engle said of assistance provided by law enforcement in searching for her son.

Anyone with knowledge of Engle or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Homer Police Department at 907-235-3150.

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