The skeletal remains of the father of a deck hand on the reality TV show Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” series have been found.
The bones were found by a hiker in a a forest located in Skagit County, Wash., which is about a mile away from where Keith A. Anderson’s truck had been found shortly after he disappeared in 2010, reports KOMO News.
Keith, is the father of Jake Anderson who is known by viewers as a crew member of the crab catching vessel, the Northwestern which is featured on the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” Keith had gone missing in January 2010, after he had gone on a short trip to Snohomish County, but never returned.
Later it was determined that Keith had gone to buy Oxycontin on the street from someone in Sultan, which is about 100 miles away from where he lives. A friend told the family that they had seen Keith in Sultan.
“I didn’t know that he was buying that day, but when I hadn’t seen him, I figured it out real fast,” said Jake Anderson. “In the beginning I didn’t want to talk about it because my dad had serviced the community for 30 years, a doctor in psychology, and chose instead of financial gain, he chose to help the community being a guidance counselor, and I didn’t want to ruin his name by telling everybody what happened, when I myself didn’t know what happened.”
Keith’s cell phone was found in a mud puddle near his house and his white 1999 Ford Ranger truck was found stuck on a logging road in Skagit County two weeks later.
“I really believe that this person that last saw him did something with him. There are reports from people that he’s bragging about murdering my dad,” Jake, told KING-5 last year.
Keith Anderson was a well liked in his community and was a high school counselor.
In 2009, Keith’s daughter and Jake’s sister, Dawn Anderson died due to pneumonia. She was having serious health complications and suffered from rheumatoid arthritis throughout her life. Jake was told that his father always felt that his daughter was in pain due to him and held himself responsible for her diseases. Jake told that he never wanted his children in pain and he really looked after Dawn.
“My relationship with my dad has always been good,” Jake said. “He is the one who taught me how to work hard and earn everything. He has always taken good care of my mom and all the kids. He was a real family man. I miss him and want to know what happened,” said Jake.
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