Anesha Katherine Murnane

Murnane, circa 2019

  • Missing Since 10/17/2019
  • Missing From Homer, Alaska
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 08/12/1981 (40)
  • Age 38 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'11, 155 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A blue jacket, a light blue shirt and blue jeans. Carrying a pink and black plaid purse with a shoulders strap; it had her wallet, cellular phone and identification.
  • Medical Conditions Murnane had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder prior to her disappearance and took medication to control her condition. She was stable, but is classified as a dependent adult.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Murnane's nickname is Duffy. She wears eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Murnane was last seen in Homer, Alaska on October 17, 2019. She lived in Maintree Apartments, a supported housing complex near Main Street and Lee Street. She was last seen leaving the facility at 12:13 p.m., en route to a 1:00 appointment at the SVT Health & Wellness clinic on east End Road. The clinic was a mile away. She never arrived and has never been heard from again. Search dogs tracked her scent to Pioneer Avenue near Cosmic Kitchen downtown, where she may have been picked up in a vehicle.

Murnane had recently moved back home to Alaska after teaching at schools in Honduras, Alaska and in Seattle, Washington. She had gotten stable on her medication for bipolar disorder and seemed to be doing well. She had not indicated she was suicidal or that she was thinking of leaving on her own. Murnane didn't drive and would walk to where she wanted to go.

Since she went missing she has not used her credit card or phone, followed up on any of the job applications she'd made, or used the airline tickets she'd purchased for planned trips to Oregon and Mexico.

In July 2021, almost two years after Murnane's disappearance, a certificate of presumptive death was issued for her. The court determined she'd been the victim of a homicide, but no one has been charged in her case. It remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Homer Police Department 907-235-3150
  • Alaska State Troopers 907-269-5511

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 21, 2021; details of disappearance updated.