Police suspend search for Anesha Murnane
The Homer Police Department suspended ground search efforts for Anesha Murnane on Monday.
"After having consulted with the family and exhausting all leads we have suspended all organized ground search efforts as of this afternoon," police wrote in a Facebook post. "Officers spent the morning [canvassing] businesses in the Pioneer Avenue to Ben Walters area as we had a confirmed last-sighting in front of Homer's Jeans early Saturday evening."
Police said K-9 teams were heavily interested in the area between Murnane's home and Kachemak Way.
"Based on the [K-9's] behavior and all other circumstances, our current theory is Anesha was either picked up or got into a vehicle near the college around [5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19]."
A Silver Alert was issued on Saturday for Murnane who was last seen near Main Street and Lee Street in Homer.
In the alert, Alaska State Troopers described her as a white woman with brown hair and blue eyes, 5 foot 11, 155 pounds, wearing a blue jacket, light blue shirt and blue jeans.
In a Facebook post, Homer police said Murnane was "determined to be at risk."
Police also said she doesn't drive a vehicle and should be on foot. They searched from the ground and the air.
On Wednesday, Homer police released what they say is the last image taken of Murnane before she disappeared. She's seen leaving her home on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 12:13 p.m. and is believed to be going on foot to an appointment on East End Road.
Police are asking people in the area to check footage from any devices that may have captured Murnane between 12:13 and 12:50 p.m., like surveillance, doorbell or game cameras.
Homer police with help from the FBI in Anchorage are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information should call 911, troopers at 907-451-5100 or the state Silver Alert hotline at 1-855-745-8799.
Shayne Nuesca contributed to this report.
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