Anesha Katherine Murnane
Murnane, approximately 2019
Date reported missing : 10/17/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/12/1981 (39)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 155 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue jacket, a light blue shirt and blue jeans. Carrying a pink and black plaid purse with a shoulders strap; it had her wallet, cellular phone and identification.
Medical conditions : Murnane had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder prior to her disappearance and took medication to control her condition. She was stable, but is classified as a dependent adult.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Murnane's nickname is Duffy. She wears eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Murnane was last seen in Homer, Alaska on October 17, 2019. She lived in Maintree Apartments, a supported housing complex near Main Street and Lee Street. She was last seen leaving the facility at 12:13 p.m., en route to a 1:00 appointment at the SVT Health & Wellness clinic on east End Road. The clinic was a mile away. She never arrived and has never been heard from again. Search dogs tracked her scent to Pioneer Avenue near Cosmic Kitchen downtown, where she may have been picked up in a vehicle.
Murnane had recently moved back home to Alaska after teaching at schools in Honduras, Alaska and in Seattle, Washington. She had gotten stable on her medication for bipolar disorder and seemed to be doing well. She had not indicated she was suicidal or that she was thinking of leaving on her own. Murnane didn't drive and would walk to where she wanted to go.
Since she went missing she has not used her credit card or phone, followed up on any of the job applications she'd made, or used the airline tickets she'd purchased for planned trips to Oregon and Mexico.
In July 2021, almost two years after Murnane's disappearance, a certificate of presumptive death was issued for her. The court determined she'd been the victim of a homicide, but no one has been charged in her case. It remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Homer Police Department
Alaska State Troopers
Interactive Missing Person Search Map