Silver Alert issued for missing Palmer man
Family members of a missing Palmer man are asking for the public’s help to find him, with a Silver Alert issued for him Wednesday.
Neighbors last saw 30-year-old Keith Aumavae at his apartment on Creekwood Circle off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway on Oct. 19.
Arlie Reed-Lewis, Keith’s upstairs neighbor, said she saw him sitting in his car listening to music for hours.
"He was listening to music like he normally does in the front passenger seat. He just liked to sit and listen and enjoy music, he would do this a lot,” Reed-Lewis said.
Now, Keith and his silver 2001 Chrysler Sebring are missing. His sister Elizabeth Aumavae said they found the door to his apartment unlocked and his electronics, like his iPad he always had with him, were still inside, fully charged.
She said the family is concerned because Keith is diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
“Let us know that our brother is out there. We want him home, it’s cold out. He’s vulnerable, he’s mentally ill,” Elizabeth said.
Keith is a Samoan man standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 380 pounds. The license plate on his car is KAG300.
That information is on flyers his family put up at his apartment complex and every major intersection around Palmer and Anchorage.
Keith is one of 13 siblings and his brothers and sisters have taken it upon themselves to investigate. They’ve reached out on social media like Facebook, where Keith spent a lot of time.
They’re hoping his picture will jog someone’s memory.
"I’m always on my phone now checking statuses and posting and sharing and telling anyone and everyone I come to on the road, I’m giving them a flyer,” said Keith’s niece, Gina Aumavae. "You never know. Someone could have seen him and know something."
They’re asking the community to keep an eye out and hopefully bring Keith home safely. Wednesday, a Silver Alert was issued.
Anyone with information is asked to call Alaska State Troopers at (907) 269-5511.
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