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Deadliest Catch Star Wants Answers About His Father's Disappearance

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Deadliest Catch star Jake Anderson has been have a difficult time since the mysterious disappearance of his father Keith, who has been missing for two months.

"I just want to know what happened to my dad," said Jake. "I want to bring my father home. He wouldn't give up on us, and I'm not going to give up on him. I just don't know what to do. We need help, and I hope that someone out there will help give us some sort of closure."

Keith is a 63-year-old retired high school counselor from Anacortes, Washington and supposedly, he had an addiction to Oxycontin.

"He came to my house that morning, and we had our regular cup of coffee together," said Keith's son, Chris. "Afterward, he ran some errands for his family and moved a washer and dryer for one of his daughters. He then went to meet an acquaintance."

The acquaintance was providing him with the drugs. Keith's family claims that he had been in constant pain and suffering from serious bouts of depression.

"He was originally prescribed it for a rotator cuff surgery; then, about six months later, he broke four ribs and it was prescribed again," continued Chris. "In my personal opinion, they [doctors] give it out too easy. He had been fighting to get off the drug, but it was difficult with the pain he was experiencing, coupled with the pressures he was under."

It is possible that he was under immense pressure as the one-year anniversary of his daughter's death was approaching. Keith's daughter, Chelsea Dawn Anderson, died unexpectedly at 37-years-old from complications of pneumonia. She had also suffered most of her life with rheumatoid arthritis.

"He always felt that my sister's disease was his fault," Jake divulged. "He always took care of her, and he never liked to see kids hurt. He would rather be the one hurting."

On January 6th, Keith never returned home.

"Normally, he would go out and get the pills and be back about three or four hours later, but, that day, he never came back," said Chris. "One of his acquaintances later said he last saw him in Sultan, which is about 120 miles from where he lives, and that was the last time anyone claims to have seen him."

Everyone became concerned because after 43 years of marriage, he had never spent a night away from his wife. His cell phone was found in a puddle of mud near the house.

On January 13th, around 200 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in honor of Keith. Posters have been put up and there has been no activity on any of his bank or credit card accounts.

His truck was found a week later abandoned on the side of a remote logging road northwest of Darrington. The truck was locked and the keys were inside. And what is even more odd was that the truck was was high-centered, meaning it was stuck between two logs.

"Someone had tried to get it out," said Chris. "You can see where it dug in. There was a rut on each side of the road."

"The keys that were left in the truck had blood on them, but the detectives won't give us any more information about them," Jake said.

Poor guy!

"My relationship with my dad has always been good," he continued. "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."

Our thoughts are with the family.

[Image via Discovery.]

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46 comments to “Deadliest Catch Star Wants Answers About His Father's Disappearance”

  1. 1

    Wrong Picture. That's not Jake Anderson

  2. 2

    This isn't a pic of Jake Anderson, this is Jake Harris

  3. 3

    This is a photo of Jake Harris, not Jake Anderson.

  4. 4

    Hey Idiot, nice research, that's not Jake Anderson. That is Captain Phil's (who you just covered dying a few weeks ago) son. God, everyday this site gets worse and worse as you outsource your work to more people. P.S. You were awkward and stiff on Tyra, hope you're better on the Bad Girls Reunion.

  5. 5

    Get the picture right Perez…

  6. 6

    um, that is phil's son. phil just passed away.

  7. 7

    that's Jake Harris, you dumbass.

  8. 8

    Wrong Jake pictured there, Mario. That's Captain Phil's son Jake Harris.

  9. 9

    This is not a picture of Jake Anderson.

  10. pasq says – reply to this


    wrong Jake, thats Jake Harris…

  11. 11

    that is phil's sone, phil who just passed away

  12. 12

    Wrong pic dude

  13. 13

    That is so not the right picture.

  14. lth1 says – reply to this


    the picture is of Jake Harris, whose father, Captain Phill Harris recently passed away.

  15. 15

    That's Jake Harris, Phil (the Captain of the Cornelia Marie who died recently) Harris's son.

  16. 16

    That's Jake Harris.

  17. 17

    WRONG PICTURE!!!! this is jake harris who's father just passed away recently not JAKE ANDERSON

  18. 18

    That's not Jake Anderson, that's CAPT Phil's son, Jake Harris.

  19. 19

    Ummm, you have the WRONG photo posted. That deckhand's Dad (PHIL) just died last month…..find the correct photo of the correct deckhand

  20. 20

    Umm..before you post a story like this make sure you get the picture of the right guy….The guy pictured is Jake Harris, whose father Phil just passed away.

  21. 21

    could you at least TRY to fact check?! that is not Jakes, that is one of Phil Harris's sons, the captain who died last month.

    god, can't you get anything right?!?

  22. 22

    That's not Jake Anderson… fix this ASAP

  23. 23

    Still very sad! Hopefully the family is able to get some closure. Sounds to me like maybe when he went to get his pills, a drug deal may have gone sour? Jake is also a recovering alcoholic so between that, losing his sister, and now dealing with all of this, I can only imagine the weight that he is carrying right now!

  24. 24

    I'm confused - The kid in the picture is the son of PHIL whose Keith??

  25. 25

    WRONG PICTURE PEREZ!!! holy shit.

  26. 26

    PNasty, come on. That's Jake Harris, Phil Harris's son.

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  28. 28

    Instead of posting his sons picture maybe you could post a picture of Mr. Anderson. Scince we are not looking for his son.

    He was my high school counselor.

  29. 29

    Nice going ass hole. At least you NOW have the correct Jake's picture up there.


  30. 30

    really people…27 comments all saying the SAME thing!!! was that really necessary??

  31. 31

    Acutally you are all wrong and Perez is correct. This IS Jake Anderson. Im from the same town as Jake and the Anderson family and we are all hoping for the safe return of Dr. Anderson. He is a retired high school couselor from Anacortes High School and is loved by some many people in the community. If you would like to see a photo of Keith Anderson you can go to anacortesscoop.com

  32. 32

    Re: browneyes86 – NOW its jake anderson. Before you posted it was Jake Harris, the wrong picture was up.

  33. 33

    I agree with SaveBritney….might be nice to post a pic of the guy that is actually MISSING! duh.
    This site is going downhill fast…the spelling, the grammar, lack of facts, and now we have pic errors….
    When did you stop caring Perez? Time for you to move on? We are not good enough for you anymore?

  34. 34

    Re: hawtmomma

    Well, when he does it ALL the time…yeah!

  35. 35

    Hawtmomma…maybe if 50 people post the same thing about the incorrect info..there MIGHT be a chance someone on Mario's staff will notice. Just one or two people commenting can get lost in the shuffle…

  36. Kzzz says – reply to this


    Perez you have it right. The story is about Jake Anderson and his missing dad. This is a picture of Jake Anderson…I know him :) .

  37. 37

    Yeah, now it's the right picture, but before it wasn't. You would've thought there would have been an update with an apology for getting the picture wrong in the first place, but that's not Perez's M.O.-he can do no wrong in his eyes.

  38. 38

    Re: Kzzz – I feel horrible for the family. Do you guys still have search groups going out to look or not anymore? Very sad.

  39. 39

    WOW! This is crazy! I HOPE THEY FIND HIM OKAY!!!! :( Poor family! I HOPE HE IS FOUND SOON, REALLY! I cant say that enough! Poor guy!

  40. 40

    Re: hawtmomma – I KNOW RIGHT! RETARDED!

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  42. 42

    I am from Anacortes the town where Keith Anderson went missing and this IS his son Jake FYI! So you all need to do your research and apologize to Perez! Geesh!!

  43. 43

    This is Jake Anderson; I am originally from Washington State and lived near Anacortes and my best friend Susan still lives there. Do you people need glasses. I usually give Perez shit about everything but this time you all need to apologize. Google Jake Anderson and you will see that this is him. He is off the Northwestern with Sig Hansen. Jake's family is really tight.

  44. 44

    Re: AngelaC – I can't believe that people can't tell the difference. I am glad to see someone else that knows the family. I just pray that they can find out what happened to his Dad and Perez why not show a pic of his Dad, enough people read your blog and it might have helped; someone must know something. Darrington is tiny and a tight community. Do something useful besides saying our thoughts are with his family!

  45. 45

    Re: RamboBrite – My apologies, I did not see this post and didn't know that he had posted the wrong picture. I am sorry to have offended anyone. I hope and pray that he will be found safe and very soon for the Anderson family.

  46. 46

    Re: AngelaC – No one needs to apologize for anything. The picture was changed after everyone told the dumbass staff at the site that the picture was wrong. Perez is too much of a douche to admit that the pic has been corrected. It's Perez who needs to apologize.