Customs & Border Protection Officer missing, presumed drowned
Haines Alaska News and Comment Chilkat River claims Haines ManSet net fisherman missing and presumed drowned
Chilkat River claims Haines Man
HAINES – Troopers are investigating the disappearance of Jason Allgood, age 36 of Haines, after he failed answer his home phone or show up for work Friday. He was last seen in Haines by a friend about noon Thursday, and told several people that he was going fishing in the Chilkat River.
Allgood, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer assigned to the Haines border crossing station, was alone while his wife and three children were out of town visiting friends and relatives. Thursday evening Allgood did not answer the phone when his wife called; on Friday morning he did not show up for work – uncharacteristic for him.
Trooper Josh Bentz said he was notified immediately after co-workers checked with Mrs. Allgood – about 10:00 Friday morning. “We figured there were three places he could have been fishing,” said Bentz, “Responding border patrol agents and I found Allgood’s van about noon.”
A single set of footprints led from the van about ˝ mile out onto a river bar where the officers found a fishing net and Allgood’s backpack. There were no footprints leading away from the site.