Missing Anchorage woman found safe in Delta Junction
An Anchorage woman who was reported missing after she didn't show up for work is alive and well, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Tatyana Ionashku, 23, was found safe and with family around 3:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to troopers online dispatch.
"AST learned that Ionashku came upon a man camping on the Gerstle River," troopers wrote. "He gave her food and warmed her up before transporting her to her family."
Ionashku was headed to Delta Junction to visit family but never made it to their home, according to friends.
Troopers say, early Saturday morning, she drove into a parked car outside a home near the intersection of Souhrada and Remmington Roads. When the owner came out to see what happened, she took her shoes off and ran away, leaving behind her purse and her car.
Ionashku's roommate, Anastasyia Baletskaya, says she got worried when Ionashku didn't show up for work.
"This is extremely unusual behavior that has us very worried. At first, maybe we thought she was embarrassed about side-swiping a car, and so she was kind of thinking about her next moves, but it's day five now. At this point, we feel like she might be extremely in danger," said Baletskaya.
Troopers and volunteers have searched the area and have had no luck finding her. Troopers believed she may have been picked up by a vehicle that was passing by.
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