Search continues for missing Juneau woman

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The search continued Monday for a Juneau woman who walked away from the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Center, Alaska State Troopers said

Elisabeth Nye, 50, left the center at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Juneau police requested that troopers assist in the search.

Troopers and the Sea Dogs Search and Rescue and Juneau Mountain Rescue groups searched local trails until about 2:20 a.m. and resumed their search at about 8 a.m.

Troopers said Nye has a history of walking off and avoiding searchers by hiding in bushes. Nye was wearing a short-sleeved black floral dress. It rained steadily in the area Sunday evening and temperatures were in the mid 40s.

Nye's sister, Marcia Nye, said her sister often seeks high ground to be close to God when she is depressed. Her sister's favorite walk is the Perseverance Trail and she is physically fit, Nye said.

Police checked the road system and churches Sunday night, said police Lt. Walt Boman.

''One of the tough things is no one really knows where she went. That's a big area to check,'' Boman said.

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