Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Valerie's family and police investigators are following up on an UNCONFIRMED lead that Valerie Sifsof was possibly seen at the Girdwood Forest Fair on Sunday, July 8th. If you or someone you know was at the faire, please look at the photo at the top of this website: Valerie would likely have been wearing these clothes: Blue hooded sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, black rainboots, green shirt. If you took photos or video during the weekend please look closely to see if you can spot her in the background. If you can confirm the sighting or have any suspicious activity to report, please contact the Alaska State Troopers immediately at: 907-783-0972.
Posted by Help Your Community! at 3:05 PM
Thursday, July 26, 2012
CLICK HERE: JULY 25th PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING REWARD
CAN YOU HELP POST FLYERS ANYWHERE FROM FAIRBANKS TO HOMER?
We'll have a link to the new REWARD FLYER later this afternoon.
Please reply to this post and let us know the areas you can cover. We can arrange to get a stack of flyers to you.
You can also send a private message to Dorothy via Facebook by clicking HERE.
We would so appreciate any organizations/clubs/groups that could help take the lead on poster/flyer distribution as well!
Posted by Help Your Community! at 2:12 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Press Release Contact: Susan Sullivan, Victims for Justice
July 24, 2012 907- 278-0986, or 907-240-2857
Rachael Gaedeke, Victims for Justice firstname.lastname@example.org
$25,000 Reward Fund Established in Valerie Sifsof Case
Friends and Family of Valerie Sifsof have established a $25,000 reward fund, being administered by Victims for Justice, at First National Bank Alaska. The reward is for information leading to the safe recovery of Ms. Sifsof, and/or the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for her disappearance.
An additional cash reward of up to $1000 is offered through Crime Stoppers for tips that lead to the arrest of a felony crime suspect. Tips may be called in to APD at 786-8900, or submitted anonymously at 561-STOP, or at Crime Stoppers secure website at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.
Anyone interested in contributing to the Valerie Sifsof Reward Fund can do so through
- Victims for Justice at 278-0977;
- or by mail to Victims for Justice, 1057 Fireweed Lane, Suite 101, Anchorage, AK 99503;
- or by making a deposit to the Victims for Justice/Valerie Sifsof Fund at any branch of First National Bank Alaska.
Posted by Help Your Community! at 6:54 PM
1. REPORT INFO, SIGHTINGS, SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR TO ALASKA STATE TROOPERS 907-783-0972 or 907-269-5497
2. JOIN IN THE SEARCH: The Sifsof family has moved their staging area to the Ingrim Creek pullout at mile 75 of the Seward Highway. If you are coming from Anchorage, go past Girdwood and continue on about 15 plus miles: they are just before the "Welcome to the Kenai" sign, and approximately ten miles North of the Granite Creek Campground where Valerie was last seen. They have their own sign out on the highway.
3. OTHER SUPPORT: If you or your organization would like to help lead a team who could go out to posting flyers, or bring food to the searchers, all support is much appreciated. The search will continue until posted otherwise here.
3. SPREAD THE WORD: PLEASE PUT FLYERS UP ALL AROUND ALASKA AND SOCIAL MEDIA!
FLYER TO POST EVERYWHERE IN ALASKA
4. DONATE TO THE SEARCH FOR VALERIE FUND: A bank account in Valerie Sifsof's name has been set up at Wells Fargo to accept donations that will go towards search efforts/reward. Stop into any branch across the country to make a deposit.
Posted by Help Your Community! at 1:47 PM
July 25, 9:48 pm
Victor, Jane, Jim, Trina, Ashley, VG and Casey, Bryan and Nadia and Eliot would like to thank the many volunteers, searchers, family and friends for their prayers and help in the search efforts for Valerie. They would like to thank the Troopers, Park Service, the helicopter pilot, the dogs and their handlers, rafters and those who searched on foot and with the atv's tirelessly on cold, wet and windy days and for those we didn't know who came to help. Many took time off from their work to help us.
Gratitude to those who brought their motor homes, The Willis', Luanne Pelagio, Dennis and Michelle Nelson, Wally Charles, Danesa and Hans Nicholson, Bill and Helena Batman, Thanks to those who provided hot food each evening, especially the fresh red salmon. And to all who provided food, snacks, beverages and water, supplies, equipment and funds for gas and other necessities. Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.
As a start the family would like to thank: Ryan Nicholson, Bill Cook, Jack Smart, Richard Charles, Lance and Julie, Joanne and Galen, Gladys, Rosemary, Shelbi, ` Kris Belleque and family of Seward; Jeweline and family,Gloria Chythlook, Mary Washington family, Tiffany and Amber, Jackie Wilson, Kaylah, Wanda and the Brandon family, Esther, Anecia, Bonnie and family, Paul and Sharon, Tony, Kurt, John and Anecia, Carmen and Liz, Fran and Joanne, Collin and Gwen, Carl and Marilyn, Kim and Sassa, the Heyanos, Agnes and Greta and to the 3 Bears Store.
Thanks to those who hung flyers and distributed them in many locations.
For those far and near who made funds available: Meg and Hugh Schroeder, Helen and Mickie Foster, John Smith, Horizon Construction, the Dillingham Orthodox Sisterhood, Della and Richard Clark, Marie Paul, Anna and Chuck Nielsen, Dorothy and Nels Anderson, Kenny and Marilyn Wilson, Denise Statz, Cindy and Ramon Roque and one anonmyous donor.
Utmost thanks for all those remembered here and those we will continue to add. We will try to update via the posts often.
May we ask that you offer up prayers for Valerie and her family as the search and vigil goes on. God bless all of you.
-- Written by Val's Aunt, Dorothy Larson
Posted by Help Your Community! at 1:40 AM
Monday, July 23, 2012
Posted by Help Your Community! at 6:57 PM
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Valerie Sifsof was camping with her boyfriend, Eliot Freeburg, on the evening of July 7th at the Granite Creek Campground, 27 miles South of Girdwoood, Alaska. They had an argument and she walked away from the campsite around midnight (it was still light outside.) She never returned. If you were in the area or camping at Granite Creek that weekend please contact the Alaska State Trooper in Girdwood, Alaska at (907) 783-0972 or the Alaska Bureau of Investigation: 1-907-269-5497.
Granite Creek Campground Info: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/chugach/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=6603&actid=29
Also please note that the popular hiking spot, Johnson Pass Trail is very close by. If you or anyone you know was in the area the weekend of July 7th, 2012, consider if you might have seen Valerie Sifsof or any suspicious activity. Please click the HOME tab for more info and photos.
Posted by Help Your Community! at 10:42 PM
ANCHORAGE PHOTO ESSAY ABOUT THE SIFSOF FAMILIES ATTEMPTS TO FIND THEIR BELOVED VALERIE http://www.adn.com/2012/07/21/2550577/search-for-valerie-sifsof.html#id=2550567&view=large_view
Posted by Help Your Community! at 8:36 PM