More than a year has passed since anyone has reported a sighting of Jerald Harrison, AKA “Slop Pail Jerry,” the Madman of the Yukon River.
He was last seen near the village of Anvik in October 2017 floating along on a rickety, makeshift raft with oars made from a couple of small spruce trees. Villagers who went out in skiffs to greet him as he came downriver told him to keep moving.
At the time, he was suspected of looting a half-dozen or more cabins owned by Alaska Natives in Central Alaska and then burning several to the ground. Near some of the burned out structures, he left handwritten racists notes.