Missing Anchorage woman found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

Devin Kelly


An Anchorage woman reported missing early Monday afternoon was found dead in Russian Jack Springs Park late Tuesday, according to Anchorage police. 

Police said Tanya Rosenbaum, 47, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She purchased a handgun Monday at 1 p.m., police said in an email. 



A 47-year-old Anchorage woman went missing early Monday afternoon, police said.

Tanya Rosenbaum left her home near 24th Avenue and Boniface Parkway about 1 p.m. on Monday, Anchorage Police spokeswoman Anita Shell said in a statement. Rosenbaum was planning to walk to a friend's house near 23rd Avenue and Eagle Street, about four miles away, but never made it, Shell said.

"Rosenbaum is known to go on long walks, but it is unusual for her not to return," Shell said in the statement.

Rosenbaum is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and about 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a tan coat with a hood, a royal blue turtleneck and blue jeans when she went missing.

Anyone with information on Rosenbaum or her whereabouts can call Anchorage Police at 786-8900.

Reach Devin Kelly at dkelly@adn.com or 257-4314.

Editor's note: The original version of this story had Rosenbaum's first name misspelled. The name was incorrect in an APD news release.