Islander, West Seattle resident Jim Price found deceased after four-month search

The 86-year-old resident of West Seattle and Vashon went missing last year.

Jim Price, an 86-year-old resident of West Seattle and Vashon who went missing last year, was found deceased near his West Seattle home this month.

Price went missing about four months ago after leaving his home in Seattle’s Pigeon Point neighborhood. An intense search by community members across both Seattle and Vashon ensued, concluding last week when his remains were discovered in the Duwamish greenbelt a mile south of his Seattle home, according to his family.

The West Seattle Blog chronicled the search for Price over the last few months.

Price, a third-generation Vashon resident, owned a home in Burton with his wife Sharon Price as well as West Seattle, said April Dyer-Morton, Price’s grandniece. The couple were “frequently back-and-forth” from the two locations, she said.

The support from both of his Vashon and Seattle communities during the search has been “invaluable,” Dyer-Morton said.

“It was really amazing,” she said. “You sometimes don’t expect that you can hold someone’s attention long enough for them to show up … it was really special. I think Sharon also felt an immense amount of love from the community, too.”