Search for Valerie Sifsof still strong


by Victoria Taylor

ANCHORAGE-Almost two years after Valerie Sifsof went missing from the Granite Creek campground, her family says they continue search efforts.

For Victor Sifsof, the loss of his daughter Valerie is a nightmare he can not seem to wake up from."It's a very very bad dream that you cant leave and you just cant seem to wake up from and its still hard to imagine she's not with us," said Sifsof.

Each year Valerie is still missing, the family continues to gather and search along the river where she was last seen. Dozens of searches have had little result. In October of 2012 the black sweat shirt Valerie was last seen wearing was found. Troopers continue investigating the Moose Pass area. They say they have found her DNA in certain areas.

Even though the family has few clues about what happened that night, they are looking for closure now.Valerie's younger brother Bryan says, "we definitely want to get some closure. I don't know what that closure is or what it could resemble, but we want to know what happened. In the end we want to find her. As the years go on it could be difficult but theres a chance."

This chance is what keeps bringing the family to the campground when winter passes. Bryan Sifsof says he will continue to float down the river looking for signs of Valerie,"Every time I float down that river its increasing my chances of finding something and it makes me feel better that I'm doing it."


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