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Valerie Jeanette Sifsof: The Unsolved Mystery of a Native American Woman’s Disappearance

Valerie Jeanette Sifsof: The Unsolved Mystery of a Native American Woman’s Disappearance

In the serene wilderness of Moose Pass, Alaska, the haunting disappearance of Valerie Jeanette Sifsof continues to baffle investigators and haunt her family. A 45-year-old Navy veteran, Tamara vanished without a trace in May 2020. Let’s delve into the details:

  • Background: Valerie was born on November 23, 1968, to Jeweline Pelagio and Victor Sifsof in Anchorage, Alaska. Her mother passed away from cancer several years before her disappearance. All five of her siblings and many cousins described her as a very caring and affectionate person who was full of life. She loved to read and play with her younger cousins. She also liked going shopping with her aunt and was a very creative person. She had enrolled in two art classes and had a strong talent, just like her ancestors. She also enjoyed being in nature and would often go netting in the summer on their family drift gillnet boat called the “Val-Trina.” She had been planning her sister’s baby shower on the weekend she disappeared. This was something she never would have missed, as she was extremely excited about the event. That weekend she and her boyfriend, Eliot Freeburg, went camping at the Granite Creep Campground in Moose Pass Alaska, just south of Anchorage.

  • The Incident: On July 7th, around midnight, Valerie and her boyfriend got into an argument, and she reportedly stormed out of the camp, leaving behind all her belongings, including her cellphone and ID. She never returned to the camp. Her boyfriend claimed he looked for her until the next day when he left the campground around noon. He didn’t report her missing until three days later on July 11th. Authorities labeled this as a possible abduction or that she may have gotten lost in the woods. She was last seen wearing a black DKNY hoodie, green tank top, blue sweatpants, black calf-high boots, and silver-rimmed Prada sunglasses.

  • The Investigation: When Valerie was reported missing, police responded and investigated the area. Unfortunately, heavy rain and wind hindered the search, but police and volunteers pressed on. In late August, a search party found a green tank top in the creek running behind the campgrounds, confirming it belonged to Valerie. They continued to search, and in late October, her family found a black hoodie stuck in a log jam about six miles away from the location of the green tank top. This hoodie was also identified as Valerie’s. While her family knew she was most likely dead at this point, they continued to look for her, hoping to find anything that could give clues as to what happened. Valerie Sifsof was legally declared dead in 2016123.

The mystery of Valerie Jeanette Sifsof’s disappearance remains unsolved, leaving her family with unanswered questions and a longing for closure. 🕵️‍♀️🌟

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