ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage Police Department said on Friday afternoon the disappearance of Samantha Koenig is now being called an abduction.
APD Sgt. Slawomir Markiewicz says surveillance video from the Common Grounds Espresso coffee stand at East Tudor Road and Fairbanks Street shows Koenig being taken from the scene by an armed man. In the video -- which hasn't been released because it contains details crucial to the investigation -- the two are seen leaving the scene on foot.
Police declined to release the video to the public because they say it contains material sensitive to their investigation.
Officers are still trying to locate the 18-year-old barista, who was last seen working at the coffee stand at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
On Friday afternoon shortly before 1 p.m., APD listed Koenig's disappearance as an abduction.
Koenig’s family is circulating thousand of "KIDNAPPED" posters, asking the public to help with any leads.
“Please help us get Sam back with her family!” it reads.