Police say woman reported missing has been located

Casey Grove

Update, 12 p.m. Saturday:

Anchorage Police on Saturday issued the following statement: "Following news coverage last night, Katherine Baker made contact with her son who lives in Wasilla.  She is alive and well."


Earlier story:

An Anchorage woman has been missing since July 3, and police are asking for help from the public in finding her.

Management staff at Katherine Lee Baker's northeast Anchorage apartment building last saw her July 3, a police spokeswoman said in a written statement Friday. Baker, 56, usually keeps in contact with her family when not at her apartment off Oklahoma Street, but no one has reported hearing from her for more than two weeks, said the police spokeswoman, Anita Shell.

Baker's daughter, who lives out of state, called police Tuesday, Shell said.

"Baker had mentioned visiting the Anchor Point and Homer areas, but is not one to camp out," Shell said. "Additionally, Baker has a medical condition that requires medication."

Police described Baker as 5 feet, 7 inches and 160 pounds with long brown and gray hair and blue eyes. She drives a red 2010 Subaru Legacy with the Alaska license plate GLR619, tinted windows and a "flush-mount" rear spoiler, police said.

Anyone with information on Baker's whereabouts is asked to call 786-8900.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.