Anchorage Police Department Officials say they are following up on new leads in the case of missing barista Samantha Koenig. Marlene Lammers is a Public Information Officer with the department. She says the new leads have given police hope that they may find Koenig alive.
“We’re not going to go into details of the case right now. That would basically reveal information that we would have. And we’re not ready to comment on the leads and whatnot that we have. Basically right now, our main concern is continuing to search for her in the hopes of finding her alive.”
The 18-year-old disappeared from the Anchorage coffee stand where she worked more than a month ago. Security video shows her being led away from the stand by an armed man. The reward for information leading to her safe return has grown to $70,000.