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Search for Sitka woman enters second week

Lael Grant was last seen Oct. 15 or 16. If you have information about her whereabouts, please call Sitka police at 747-3245 or Sitka Mountain Rescue at 752-0813. (Photo courtesy of family)

Sitka authorities continue to look for Lael Grant, a 33-year-old woman who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Sitka Mountain Rescue reports that Grant was last seen at a local store on Oct. 15 or 16. More than 40 people have been involved in the search for Grant, which began Oct. 19. That includes Mountain Rescue volunteers, Sitka police, and personnel from the Coast Guard and U.S. Forest Service.

Mountain Rescue Capt. Don Kluting says his team suspended its widespread ground search on Wednesday. They’re now focusing search efforts on particular locations, based on leads gathered by Sitka police investigators.

Sitka police Lt. Barry Allen says detectives are following up on every lead.

“We’d like to emphasize that we have not found Ms. Grant yet, and we’re still looking for input from the community and anybody else that might know anything about her whereabouts or habits or anything like that,” he said.

People with information can call Sitka police at 747-3245, or Sitka Mountain Rescue at 752-0813.

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