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Family offers reward for tips on missing Anchorage woman

Michelle Theriault Boots
Valerie Sifsof has been missing since Saturday, July 7, 2012, when she walked away from the Granite River campground along the Seward Highway. Photo courtesy of Sifsof family

Friends and family of missing Anchorage woman Valerie Sifsof are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to her safe return or the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for her disappearance.

The Anchorage Police Department announced the reward fund Wednesday.

Alaska State Troopers say Sifsof, 43, was last seen walking away from a campsite at the Granite Creek Campground south of Turnagain Pass on the Kenai Peninsula around midnight on July 7.

Troopers and family members have searched the remote area for Sifsof for more than two weeks, according to a family spokesman.

The reward fund is being administered through the Victims for Justice nonprofit via First National Bank Alaska.

Crime Stoppers is offering an additional cash reward of $1,000 for a tip or tips that lead to the arrest of a felony crime suspect.

Those interested in contributing to the fund can contact Victims for Justice at 278-0977 or visit 1057 Fireweed Lane, Suite 101. Deposits can also be made at any First National Bank Alaska branch.

Tips can be called in to the Alaska State Troopers at 783-0972. They can be submitted anonymously at 561-STOP or at the Crime Stoppers website, anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at mtheriault@adn.com or 257-4344.

Family members hold out hope of finding Sifsof alive
By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
Anchorage Daily News