Pete was a sailor.
In 1935, Pete was serving aboard the Julie Anne as it sailed the Pacific Ocean. When he tried to inform Captain Whitby and the visiting Indiana Jones of the pearls said to lie at the Shrine of the Sea Devil, a member of the mutinous crew led by first mate Turps killed Pete and dumped his body overboard.
Pete's death, while suspicious, was logged as a loss at sea.
- Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil (First appearance)