LASTEST UPDATE – AUGUST 6th, 2012 – Valerie Sifsof’s missing persons reward fund is now at $27,100. The fund was established by friends and family in the hopes of encouraging persons with information to come forward willingly. Sifsof disappeared from the Granite Creek campground at mile 64 of the Seward Highway on July 7. A missing persons report was issued on July 11.

Sisof is 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. The 43-year-old was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt-type jacket, blue sweatpants and black boots.

Valerie Sifsof is the aunt of Olympic snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsofof Girdwood, Alaska. The Sifsof family has hosted extensive searches of the area in which Valerie disappeared but so far to no avail. In her blog, Chythlook-Sifsof writes:

Valerie’s dad is firm that he will search the area until he’s 100 percent satisfied that every rock has been looked at, and without any doubt that if she is here, she’d be found. (However) finding no trace of her increases the likelihood that this is more than getting lost in the woods in the dark… the prospect of abduction from the campground has hovered in the background from the first day. Law enforcement takes this seriously and Valerie’s family has faith and confidence in their professional expertise and investigative strategies.

Anyone with information regarding Sifsof is being asked to call the Alaska State Troopers in Girdwood at (907) 783-0972, and reference incident number AK12219013; or call the Alaska Bureau of Investigation Missing Persons Clearinghouse in Alaska, 1-800-478-9333 or (907) 269-5497. The family has established a website that can be checked for updates: www.valeriesifsof.com

SOURCE http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/missing-valerie-sifsof-reward-fund-hits-27000

It’s been nearly three weeks since an Anchorage, Alaska woman disappeared from a campground on the Kenai.  Her family is now offering a $25,000 dollar reward to help find her. Valerie Sifsof was last seen July 7th at the Granite Creek Campground on mile 64 of the Seward Highway.  The family says she walked away from her boyfriend after an argument, and hasn’t been seen or heard from sin…ce.

“We’d much rather have a lot of people call with not a lot of accurate information in hopes that somewhere there is somebody who remembered something important,” said Susan Sullivan with Victims for Justice.

Sullivan’s organization is administering the reward fund, which will be given to anyone with information leading to the safe return of Valerie, or the arrest of those who may be responsible for her disappearance.

“This either encourages people to think a little harder about something they might have seen or, or brings the situation back to the attention of the public,” said Sullivan.

From the Alaska State Tropper flyer:

Valerie Sifsof was last seen at the Granite Creek Campground, Mile 64, Seward Highway on the evening of July 7th, 2012. She was wearing a black sweatshirt type jacket, blue sweatpants, and black boots.

DOB: 11/23/1968
AGE: 43
HEIGHT: 5 Feet 5 inches
WEIGHT: 120 Pounds
HAIR: Black
EYES: Brown

Anyone having contact or information regarding Valerie Sifsof is asked to contact the  Alaska State Troopers in Girdwood at
(907) 783-0972 reference incident number  AK12219013 or  the  Alaska Bureau of Investigation Missing Persons Clearinghouse.

In Alaska only: 1-800-478-9333
Outside Alaska: 1 (907) 269-5497

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Please follow http://valeriesifsof.blogspot.com/ for the latest updates on this case!

Valerie’s family and police investigators are following up on an UNCONFIRMED lead that Valerie Sifsof was possibly seen at the Girdwood Forest Fair on Sunday, July 8th. If you or someone you know was at the faire, please look at the photo at the top of this website: Valerie would likely have been wearing these clothes: Blue hooded sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, black rainboots, green shirt. If you took photos or video during the weekend please look closely to see if you can spot her in the background. If you can confirm the sighting or have any suspicious activity to report, please contact the Alaska State Troopers immediately at: 907-783-0972.
$25,000 Reward Fund Established in Valerie Sifsof Case
Friends and Family of Valerie Sifsof have established a $25,000 reward fund, being administered by Victims for Justice, at First National Bank Alaska.  The reward is for information leading to the safe recovery of Ms. Sifsof, and/or the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for her disappearance.
An additional cash reward of up to $1000 is offered through Crime Stoppers for tips that lead to the arrest of a felony crime suspect.  Tips may be called in to APD at 786-8900, or submitted anonymously at 561-STOP, or at Crime Stoppers secure website at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.
Anyone interested in contributing to the Valerie Sifsof Reward Fund can do so through
        • Victims for Justice at 278-0977;
  • or by mail to Victims for Justice, 1057 Fireweed Lane, Suite 101, Anchorage, AK 99503;
  • or by making a deposit to the Victims for Justice/Valerie Sifsof Fund at any branch of  First National Bank Alaska.