Missing woman’s husband charged with murder

Former Juneau resident Linda Skeek went missing in Anchorage on Jan.1. (Photo courtesy Laura Sheldon)
Former Juneau resident Linda Skeek went missing in Anchorage on Jan.1. (Photo courtesy Laura Sheldon)

The husband of the former Juneau woman who went missing on New Year’s Day has been charged with murder, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Police have not said if her body was found.

Anchorage police alerted the public to 32-year-old Linda Skeek’s disappearance Jan. 7. Police issued another statement Jan. 16 saying new information led them to believe her disappearance was suspicious.

Police served a search warrant on on Linda and Thomas Skeek’s home and vehicle Wednesday.

Linda Skeek’s husband, 33-year-old Thomas Skeek, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

On Nov. 30, Linda Skeek filed for a protective order for herself and two children against Thomas Skeek. She withdrew her petition 10 days later. Linda Skeek was reported missing Jan. 4. Her husband claims she left Jan. 1 after the two had a fight.

Linda Skeek moved from Juneau to Anchorage in April. Family told police she’d left home before on weekends, but would always return to start the workweek.

In 2006, Thomas Skeek, who was 24 years old at the time, was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. He was working as a case worker at Juneau Youth Services at the time. Ultimately, he served four months in jail for third-degree attempted sexual abuse of a minor.