Lael Marie Grant

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Above Images: Grant, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 2012 from Sitka, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 2, 1979
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 90 - 102 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Sandy brown hair, blue eyes. Grant's ears are pierced approximately six times each, and her left nostril is also pierced. Her name is pronounced Lay-el.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black or blue hooded sweatshirt, Grundens fleece pants, a skater-type beanie hat with a small brim, and approximately six earrings in each ear, including one with of gecko and possibly one of a bat.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Grant was last seen in Sitka, Alaska at 3:00 p.m. on October 14, 2012. She has never been heard from again. On October 20, her vehicle was found abandoned eight miles outside of Sitka, along the Nelson Logging Road, in the ATV parking lot next to the Tony Hrebar Shooting Range. It contained her grocery store receipts, her favorite pair of headphones, her identification and other items. Authorities determined it had been there since October 18. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of Grant. She enjoyed going on solo hikes, but not in the Nelson Logging Road area, and investigators don't know why her car came to be parked there.

    Grant had grown up in Sitka and lived there with her two sons, who are now being raised by her mother. At the time of her disappearance she was under a great deal of stress; she had recently broken up with her boyfriend and her father had died. She disappeared two days after his funeral. Grant was involved with drugs, particularly methamphetamine, and authorities believe she was the victim of a homicide. She was declared legally dead in June 2015.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sitka Police Department
    907-747-3245

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    Source Information
    Alaska State Troopers
    KCAW Raven Radio
    The Sitka Sentinel
    Facebook Page for Lael Grant

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 28, 2015; picture added, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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