Troopers search for Eagle River woman reported missing near Fairbanks

Alaska State Troopers are looking for a 39-year-old Eagle River woman reported missing in Interior Alaska.

According to an online dispatch, troopers received a request for a welfare check for Shanna Oman on June 9 from someone who said she left their residence off McGrath Road in Fairbanks at around 12:30 a.m. June 3.

“The complainant was supposed to give her a ride back to Eagle River,” troopers wrote. “He assumed she made other arrangements until her roommate called stating she had not returned home.”

On June 12, troopers said, they received information Oman had been at a cabin near Mile 23 of Chena Hot Springs Road. Troopers said they were able to confirm Oman had been at the cabin but walked away on June 4. Troopers said the cabin owners allowed them to search the property bordering the Chena River, but found no sign of Oman. Search dogs and a trooper helicopter were used in the search.

Troopers said Oman was carrying a cellphone, which last pinged near the area of Mile 17 of Chena Hot Springs Road on June 4.

The search for Oman is ongoing. She is white with strawberry blonde hair, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call troopers in Fairbanks at 907-451-5100 and reference incident AK19037617.

Matt Tunseth

Matt Tunseth is a former reporter for the Anchorage Daily News and former editor of the Alaska Star.