ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A reward fund in the case of missing woman Valerie Sifsofhas grown to reach $27,100, as friends and family continue to seek her safe return nearly a month after her disappearance from a campground on the Seward Highway.
Sifsof, 43, was last seen at the Granite Creek Campground, at Mile 64 of the Seward, in the early hours of July 8. Family members say she became upset with her boyfriend and walked away from their campsite, leaving behind her keys, identification and cellphone.
Sifsof’s boyfriend was unable to locate her later that morning, prompting Alaska State Troopers and volunteers to conduct an active search in the area. While that search was called off July 15, Sifsof’s family has been coordinating with troopers and conducting independent searches since then.