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Large search underway in Fairbanks for missing man, Willis Derendoff

Anyone who would like to volunteer in the search efforts can meet at the Chief David Salmon...
Anyone who would like to volunteer in the search efforts can meet at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall Saturday and/or Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.(Sarah Hollister)
Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 5:04 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A search effort is underway this Saturday and Sunday for 34-year-old Willis Derendoff.

Derendoff hasn’t been heard from since Tuesday, November 10th. He traveled from Huslia to Fairbanks and had a room at the Extended Stay America Hotel.

He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and red sleeper fleece pants.

There have been multiple reported sightings of Derendoff around Fairbanks, but none of them have been confirmed.

The Huslia Tribal Council is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Anyone who would like to volunteer in the search can meet at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall Saturday and/or Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Volunteers will be broken up into search groups to cover different areas, and all social distancing protocols will be followed. Anyone with a snowmachine or snowshoes is asked to bring them, and dress warm.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the 24-hour tip-line at (907) 371-9989 and reference Alaska State Trooper Case #AK20086592

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