Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Sunday, October 7, 2012, there will be a coordinated search in the area of the Granite Creek Campground, where Valerie was last seen on July 7th. Her family is making preparations to search by foot, RTV, boat and air and are requesting the help of as many volunteers as possible.
Timing of the search is critical: with most of the leaves down visibility is much better, but snowfall in the Granite Creek area is possible at any time so the window of the search is short. Please call Val's father Victor Sifsof (907-843-0991), brothers Bryan Sifsof (907-903-7414) or Jim Sifsof (907-441-7998) or Val's Aunt Dorothy (907-227 3276) if you can help at this critical time or for any questions. Please be prepared to bring rain gear if we have wet weather. 

There will be a Pre-Search Meeting at Bryan Sifsof's residence at 7520 Chad St. in Anchorage at 7pm Sat. Oct. 6, 2012. The Search will start 9 am Sunday Oct 7, 2012 at Granite Creek Campground. (Watch for sign at entrance.) 

In the meantime, please contact web administrator Amy at amykatz@yahoo.com if you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive email updates, or you can sign up as a member to this site by clicking on the link to the right of this post and start receiving new posts automatically. 

Police continue to investigate. Tips and Media inquiries into the ongoing investigation should be directed toward Srg. Zweifel in Girdwood: michael.zweifel@alaska.gov. or call 907-783-0972

Our hearts go out to the loved ones of Letitia Baxter, the 63 year old Anchorage woman who also went missing shortly after Valerie disappeared. News reports initially did not state the name of the person who was found. Ms. Baxter's body was discovered in a heavily wooded area last week near the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail/Earth Quake park, a few miles from downtown Anchorage. The cause of her death is unknown and is being investigated. Click on the "Other Missing Persons" tab at the top of this page to read more about other missing persons in the area. 

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