Authorities believe he has been in Alaska since the beginning of November
ANCHORAGE – Troopers in Fairbanks are asking for the public’s help in finding an Arizona man who hasn’t been seen since mid-December.
Keith Stompro, 66, was last seen Dec. 14, according to a statement from troopers. He checked into Pike’s Waterfront Lodge Dec. 10 and was scheduled to stay a few nights. Lodge staff contacted authorities Dec. 20 after no one had seen Stompro in days. His personal belongings — including valuables — were left in the hotel room.
Troopers believe he has been in Alaska since the beginning of November. He had rented a vehicle in Anchorage and headed toward Fairbanks, troopers said. While on his way north, his rental car collided with a herd of caribou along the Parks Highway near Cantwell Dec. 10.
The crash totaled the car, but Strompro was able to find a ride to Fairbanks from some good Samaritans and checked into Pike’s that day.
He didn’t appear banged up by the crash, and had said he was happy to be in Alaska, said Christena O’Connor, assistant general manager at Pike’s.
When housekeeping went to check on Stompro after he didn’t check out, his belongings were still in the room. The shower didn’t appear to be used and the bed didn’t look slept in, O’Connor said.
“We just want to hear something,” O’Connor said, who had to break the news of Stompro’s disappearance to his sister.
He’s described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. He has hazel eyes and graying brown hair, troopers said. Troopers in Fairbanks are asking anyone who has had contact with Stompro since Dec. 10 or has information about his whereabouts to call 451-5100.