Joseph Clayton, seen here, was last seen in Juneau of Friday, Aug. 20, and is currently missing. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)

Joseph Clayton, seen here, was last seen in Juneau of Friday, Aug. 20, and is currently missing. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)

Search continues for missing man after personal items found at campsite

A backpack and other items were found in an abandonded campsite.

Family members searching for a missing man say they found signs of him at an old campsite, according to a police news release.

Joseph “Joe” Clayton, 48, was last seen on Friday morning, Juneau Police Department said in a news release. His car was located at the Auke Lake boat launch later that day.

On Tuesday, family members searching for him located personal items belonging to Clayton, including a backpack, at a disused campsite between Auke Lake Way and Mendenhall Loop Road. The reason for the belongings being left in the woods is unknown, Campbell said.

Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search searched the area but did not locate Clayton.

Clayton is a white male, 6 foot 2, weighing approximately 220 pounds. He was last seen in a T-shirt and jeans. The family is offering a $5,000 reward for Clayton’s live return, and asks community members to keep an eye out.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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