There is no one organization that finds missing people in Juneau, and there aren’t many resources for family and friends.
Silver Alerts are meant to help communities locate vulnerable adults when they go missing. But after an elderly woman went missing in Juneau earlier this year, family members say the system is flawed and not enough people know how it works.
On Saturday, Juneau Police said that a member of the search dog team found Nelson’s body Friday afternoon. They said her death doesn’t appear suspicious.
The elderly Alaska Native woman has been missing for five days.