CLALLAM COUNTY – The ongoing search for 41-year-old Joshua Simiskey, missing since October of 2019, recently yielded new information by way of a hand drawn map that claimed he was buried on a property on Kacee Way in Port Angeles. Despite a massive dig by law enforcement using an excavator, no body was found.
The Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King describes the creator of the map as homeless and his whereabouts unknown, though a search is ongoing. Simiskey’s former wife, Wendy Lamb, told us the family got the map via social media from a friend who knows the man that drew it. That man told them Joshua was shot and buried in that location.
Deputy King says the map of the purported burial site pointed to a well-known homeless camp on private property that had been cleared out earlier this year. He says they got the map from Janey Marvin, executed a search warrant, and “excavated a very large area, much larger than where the map indicated he may have been buried, and did not discover a body or any additional evidence.”
Lamb says the family has reason to believe investigators dug in the wrong spot on the property.
Deputy King disagrees, and told us they left the digging area exposed for the family to observe if they’d like and to avoid digging in the same area should they need to return.