Keith D. Humenik

Left: Keith circa, 1986

Right: Age Progressed to age 44

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 25, 1986

Missing From: Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington

Classification: Lost, Injured Missing

Date Of Birth: August 15, 1969

Age: 16 years old

Height and Weight: 5’9″ and 155 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Keith has a congenital hip deformity

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue ski jacket, a red/white shirt, a pair of jeans, white K2 sneakers, a K2 baseball cap, and mirrored sunglasses

NCMEC Number: 601971

Details of Disappearance

Keith was last seen in Anacortes, Washington with his two friends, Mitchell Zimny and Anthony Beirnes, on January 25th 1986. They went out on the ocean on a homemade 10 foot aluminum white skiff. The three of them were last seen near Fidalgo Island. They were only meant to be gone for about an hour but none of them ever returned to shore and were never seen or heard from again.

The boys did not take any equipment with them like camping gear. They were intending to head for Young Island. It’s unknown if they were going fishing or possibly exploring.

After the boys were reported missing, searchers found one of the skiffs oars on the southern side of Burrows island and this would be the only trace of the boys that would ever be found. Keith, Anthony, and Mitchell are believed to have drowned. The United States Coast Guard searched for the boys until January 29th.

The boys were all juniors in high school at the time of their disappearances. Their cases remain unsolved.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Skagit County Sheriffs Office 360-336-9450

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project


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