An updated missing persons registry is now posted on the state’s website, with details on every unsolved missing person case in Alaska since 1960.
The online database, called the Missing Persons Clearinghouse, compiled data from law enforcement agencies across the state and made the cases searchable and accessible to the public.
There are currently 1,229 cases on the database, with most of the cases coming from Anchorage. On the Kenai Peninsula, the registry lists 120 missing person cases in Soldotna, Seward, Kenai and Homer. Thirteen of the cases are from the last decade, and 60% of the peninsula cases are from the 1970s and 1980s.
There is only one case from the peninsula that opened this year, which is for Anesha Murnane, who went missing in Homer in October.
Soldotna had the most missing person cases at 94. There is one unsolved case originating in Kenai, 19 in Seward and six in Homer.
The registry will allow the public to help resolve some cases, allowing people to offer information or DNA if need be.
Reach out to Alaska State Troopers Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 907-269-5497 or 907-269-5058.