Search for Missing Homer Woman Continues

Oct 24, 2019

It has now been seven days since Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing from Homer. Murnane was last seen leaving her apartment building Thursday, October 17th, at 12:13pm, observed in video surveillance. 

Surveillance image of Anesha "Duffy" Murnane, October 17th, 2019, 12:13pm.
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She did not arrive for her scheduled doctor’s appointment at 1pm.  Over the weekend, more than fifty volunteers aided in a ground search and knocked on doors in the area surrounding Murnane’s residence.  Homer Police Department directed an air search with a helicopter and a drone, and on Sunday evening, a professional search team with dogs arrived.  The search dogs indicated heavy interest in the area between Murnane’s residence and Kachemak Way.  Investigators theorize that she was picked up, or got into a vehicle near the college.  The ground search was called off on Monday afternoon.

The Homer Police Department reports that the search for Murnane is still active, both locally, and statewide, and is receiving assistance from the Anchorage FBI Office.  HPD has filed warrants for Murnane’s phone and banking records, social media, and e-commerce.  They are continuing to follow numerous leads, and are reviewing video surveillance provided by local businesses.  HPD is working closely with Murnane’s family, while following up on all tips. 

Murnane, 38, is described as a 5'11" tall, white female, weighing 160 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue jacket, light blue shirt and blue jeans.  If anyone sees someone matching Murnane’s description or has any information as to her whereabouts, they are urged to contact the Homer Police Department at 907-235-3150 or the Silver Alert hotline at 855-745-8799.

Anesha "Duffy" Murnane
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