Man with autism missing, last seen in Southwest Harbor

Posted Sept. 25, 2010, at 1:32 p.m.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Police are asking for help in locating Pete Peterson, a 61-year-old man with autism, who was last seen Wednesday evening near Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina on Apple Lane in Southwest Harbor.

He is 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 230 pounds, has a gray beard and is balding. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and possibly a gray hooded sweat shirt and brown shoes. He sometimes wears glasses and walks with a limp.

He takes medicine to treat his high blood pressure and diabetes.

He frequently visits Bar Harbor and other Mount Desert Island towns, Ellsworth and Bangor. Police say that Peterson is known to hitchhike.

If you have any information about Peterson’s whereabouts, contact the Southwest Harbor Police Department at 244-7912 printed on August 18, 2017