Hunt Still on for Missing Man
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at 3:40 pm
More at linkSOUTHWEST HARBOR ó Itís been more than two weeks since Pete Peterson last ate a peanut butter and cheese sandwich at the Quietside Cafť on Main Street.
Mr. Peterson, 61, dined at the restaurant on a regular basis. The peanut butter with American cheese sandwich was his favorite meal. On Sept. 22, he ate one for lunch and returned to the Quietside later in the day for meatloaf. That was the last verifiable time the Southwest Harbor man was seen.
Several sources claim they spotted Mr. Peterson on Sept. 23, and again on Sept. 24, but those sightings could not be substantiated, said Chief David Chapais of the Southwest Harbor Police Department.
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By Mac Smith | Oct 06, 2010
Southwest Harbor ó The disappearance of a Southwest Harbor man almost two weeks ago is still being investigated by police, and his continued absence has left an empty space in the heart of the library he loved.
Project Jason LINK for Pete Peterson
Ellsworth Police department also has a facebook page that mentions the searches and updates.
Ellsworth Police Department facebook
I hope this helps.
Another article that shows a little more insight what Pete was like
There is a map on this link that has youtube shots that can also help to give you an idea of the area. Lots of woods, ocean frontage, small ponds as well at the Acadia National Park. Southwest Harbor is on Mount Desert Island and is approximately 18 miles from Ellsworth.
Southwest Harbor to Somesville is about 6 miles or 10 minutes.
Southwest Harbor to Bar Harbor is about 14 miles or 15-20 minutes.
Southwest Harbor to Bass Harbor is just 4 miles, or 5-10 minutes.
Southwest Harbor to Northeast Harbor is about 12 miles, or 15 minutes.
Southwest Harbor to the main entrance of Acadia, the Park Loop Road or the drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain is about 18-20 minutes
Hope this gives you a better feel of the area.
Ellsworth Police Department There will be another search for Pete Peterson on Saturday, 10/16/10, at 9:00 am. They will meet at Pemetic School. They sure could use some volunteers in finding this man or information that might help to locate him. The Southwest police are looking for an older white sedan with orange New York plates.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm
SOUTHWEST HARBOR ó Itís been three weeks since the last verified sighting of one of the townís most recognizable citizens, 61-year-old Pete Peterson.
Southwest Harbor Police Department
No luck on the searches that were done.
16 hours ago ∑
Leslie Jones Southwest Harbor Public Library
Press Release For Immediate Release October 20, 2010 The Southwest Harbor Public Library today established a reward for information directly leading to the determination of the whereabouts of Pete Peterson. An account for the reward has been established with the Bar Harbor Bank and Trust.... The determination of any reward will be based on the Southwest Harbor Police Departmentís evaluation of the information provided and whether the information had a direct impact on establishing Mr. Petersonís whereabouts. Any individual or organization wishing to contribute to the reward fund may do so by contacting the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 207-244-7065. Anyone with information concerning Pete Petersonís whereabouts should contact the Southwest Harbor Police Department at 207-244-7912.
7 hours ago ∑
Thank you summer breeze for posting information on Pete. Was hoping they would of located him but no such luck. The winter months are fast approaching, hunting season going to start. I wonder if this will affect any further searches.
Above link (25 days ago) - a video on upper right - has interviews with a few of the local residents who know Pete and are hoping for his safe return.
Ellsworth Police Department
There is no new news about Pete Peterson
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Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm
SOUTHWEST HARBOR ó The Southwest Harbor Public Library is offering a reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of Pete Peterson, who has been missing for more than a month.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the reward fund can do so at any Bar Harbor Bank and Trust office. Funds not distributed will be returned to the donor.
According to Southwest Harbor Police department they are going to search again tomorrow. They are gathering at Pemetic school at 7:30 am. They are looking for people that can help search. This man has been gone for over a month with little leads. They have posted a list of things they have done in efforts to find this man any suggestions would be most helpful.
By Bill Trotter
According to Maine Department of Public Safety, the body of a man was found Friday in the northern Penobscot County town of Stacyville. The manís description does not match the one for Peterson that police have been distributing.
11/15/10 07:10 pm Updated: 11/15/10 07:13 pm
By The Associated Press
VASSALBORO, Maine ó For the second time this month, hunters have found a decomposed body in the state.
Convicted child molester's body found in Vassalboro woods
Nov 19, 2010
Augusta ó Maine State Police reported the man's body found Monday, Nov. 15, in woods off Route 32 in Vassalboro is that of a convicted child molester who last spring failed to report to jail.
William Stein, 60, of Vassalboro, did not show up June 11 at Kennebec County Jail, to begin serving a three-plus-year prison term.
By Mount Desert Island Marathon | Nov 15, 2010
Local runners are organizing 'A Run for Pete.'
Mr. Peterson, 61, from Southwest Harbor, was last seen on or about September 22. He is a fixture between Southwest Harbor and Ellsworth, often hitchhiking between the two. He is autistic and loves to spend time in the towns respective libraries.
The run will start at the Southwest Harbor public library, located on Main Street on Sunday, November 28, at 7:00 am. It will follow the 20 mile route Mr. Peterson walked many times, all the way to the Ellsworth City library, located on State Street. The run will then return to Southwest Harbor via the same route after covering 40+ miles. The run is being held in order to help keep attention focused on this missing man and to literally keep and eye on the road sides all the way to Ellsworth and back for anything which might help locate Mr. Peterson. The run is being organized with the help of island-based Crow Athletics.
Human Remains found in Belmont by hunters. It is believed that the remains are of Charles Springer. Jeremy Alex is a missing person that disappeared from Northport which is approximately 10 miles away.
I can only imagine how both families are feeling waiting to find out if it is their loved one. My prays to both families.
One can only hope that Pete will be found soon. I am hoping that he will return home not realizing that he was missed. Hopefully marathon will bring more attention to finding Pete.
Southwest Harbor Police Department
For everyone asking: Pete Peterson has not been found. There was an UNRELATED incident in Hancock County on Friday. Sadly, there is nothing new with his case as of now.
Sunday at 5:50pm ∑
Thinking of Pete and hoping, praying that he had headed south. With winter upon us, snow is on the ground and fridged cold weather has definitely settleing in. Just thinking how one person affects many as we go through life. I have never met Pete but often wonder about him. His ritualistic patterns, from roaming the town, going down to the docks to watch the boats, to eating at the cafe, in a certain seat, to going to library and sitting there reading. He would always called his care giver every night before he went to bed to let her know he was ok. Thinking how could one just disappear, everyone knew of him from miles around and yet it only takes a few minutes to disappear, no trace. Pete is missed by many and many wonder what happen to this dear man. May God be with you Pete and may you soon be found.. Stay safe.
Southwest Harbor Police Department
No new leads or news as of yet.
Tuesday at 7:43pm