As the search for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane stretches past its eighth day, friends of Murnane’s family, with the assistance of volunteers, are continuing their efforts to canvas the area surrounding Homer. In spite of the Homer Police Department’s decision to call off the ground search, volunteers on Friday went door-to door, in the area between Homer and Anchor Point, to share Murnane’s picture and information, and to search along roads off the highway.
Murnane’s location was last confirmed on Thursday, October 17th, at 12:13pm, as she left her residence on foot, on her way to a doctor’s appointment at 1. She never arrived for her appointment. Volunteers and professionals searched the woods, knocked on neighbor’s doors, and searched yards and alleys. A professional search team with dogs covered areas that Murnane was known to travel on foot, but lost her trail at Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way, indicating that she was picked up, or got into a vehicle.
Tela O’donnell-Bacher is coordinating a volunteer effort to search areas surrounding Homer. She is requesting volunteers to meet at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday morning at 10am, to get information, flyers, and assignments on areas to search.
"So we will do a second canvassing of areas north of Homer, so our goal is to spread the word, by flyer, by conversation, by knocking door to door and saying “Hey, Duffy’s missing”, and just keep our eyes open for Duffy." - Tela O’donnell-Bacher
While volunteers continue to search the area, Murnane’s family is seeking any information that might lead to her whereabouts. With evidence pointing towards possible abduction, Murnane’s Brother, Greg, appeals to whomever knows where she is:
"If she’s with somebody, just please let her go. Drop her off in whatever little town you’re in, or someplace where people will see her, drop her off in front of the hospital, just please, please let her go." - Greg Murnane
Homer Police Department reports no new developments in the investigation, but is processing tips as they receive them. 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.