Missing Since August 3rd, 2012
An Anchorage woman who left her sister’s home near downtown Anchorage to run errands last week, has not been seen or heard from since.
Letitia Baxter, 63, left her sister’s home in the 1000 block of Beech Lane about 1:15 p.m. Friday, August 3rd saying she was going to walk downtown a few blocks away, police said. But Baxter’s boyfriend said she never returned to her residence on the 2300 block of Eagle Street, according to police.
Baxter does not have a history of leaving home without warning and, other than the boyfriend and sister, “has no other friends with whom she associates,” police said in a written statement.
Baxter’s family said that she is very familiar with Anchorage’s trail system, and that she walked everywhere. Along Chester Creek Trail, which runs between Baxter’s sister’s house and Baxter’s own apartment on Eagle Street, missing person bulletins with Baxter’s picture are stapled to trees and taped to signs and bridges. The trail is heavily wooded at points, and its namesake creek runs alongside the trail for much of its length.
Police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said Friday that a search conducted on Wednesday (8/8/2012) with volunteers in the Anchorage Police Department’s auxiliary search unit didn’t turn up any information. They searched the trails and banks around Goose and University lakes, and covered ground from the Campbell Creek Trail, on the south side of Tudor Road, all the way to Westchester Lagoon, where the Chester Creek Trail turns into the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Searchers also checked nearby hotels.
Baxter is described as white, about 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She has hazel eyes and gray hair.
There hasn’t been any new information in the case. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call Anchorage police at 786-8900