Woman reported homeless, missing in Anchorage
Anchorage police are looking for a woman who is missing in Alaska’s largest city, with out-of-state loved ones saying she has battled drug addictions and is homeless.
According to an APD statement Wednesday afternoon, 25-year-old Hunter Hogan’s family told investigators they haven’t heard from her since Oct. 1.
“Hogan is homeless; police have checked the shelters, jail, and hospitals and have not been able to locate her,” police wrote. “The family stated it is unusual for this much time to pass without hearing from Hogan. The last cell phone number they had for Hogan has since been disconnected.”
APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said few other details were being released about the case as it remains under investigation. Nothing further was available on where Hogan was originally from, or the circumstances under which her cellphone number was disconnected.
“My understanding is she’s been here for a little while,” Oistad said.
Hogan’s sister, Nicole Marie Sturgeon, said Wednesday that Hogan is an Athabaskan born and raised in Alaska. She had been waiting for a substance-abuse treatment bed at Anchorage’s Ernie Turner Center, and possibly trying to enter the Rainforest Recovery program in Juneau.
Hogan hasn’t held a job in five years, according to Sturgeon, and also hasn’t had a stable address. She was last seen in late September by a family friend, with possible sightings in recent weeks in Eagle River walking along Farm Avenue and the Glenn Highway.
“Because of her long history of couch surfing, I do not know of any current associates or people she hangs out with,” Sturgeon wrote.
Police say Hogan stands 5 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 100 pounds and has red hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who sees Hogan, or has information on her whereabouts, is urged to call APD at 311.
Scott Jensen contributed information to this story.
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