Anchorage police are looking for a 63-year-old woman last seen Friday near the west end of the Delaney Park Strip.
APD spokesperson Marlene Lammers says Letitia Ann Baxter walked away from her sister’s home on the 1000 block of Beech Lane at about 1:15 p.m. Friday, saying she was headed Downtown to run some errands.
Police say Baxter hasn’t had a history of being reported missing, and her boyfriend told APD that she hasn’t returned to her home, on the 2300 block of Eagle Street. She doesn’t have any other friends she associates with, according to police.
Baxter's brother-in-law Bill Cross, says she is an active person who knows the Anchorage trail system well. He says she frequently walks around town. The family does not know of any reason why Baxter would intentionally disappear and call it very uncharacteristic of her.
"I would say right now we are living a little bit of a nightmare here as you can imagine," says Cross. "You can't even think about what may have happened, and what you do think about you don't even want to admit."
Puzzled and distraught by her sudden disappearance, Baxter's boyfriend, with the help of some neighbors, searched the wooded area along the bike trail near her home on Tuesday. Her boyfriend says he has been looking for any sign of her since Friday. Neighbors say they hope to bring in a search dog on Wednesday.
Baxter is described as a white woman stading 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information on Baxter’s whereabouts should call APD at 786-8900.
Editor's note: An incorrect initial reference to Baxter being last seen Sunday has been removed.