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    AK - Spc. Nephi Soper, 26, Anchorage, 18 Feb 2016

    Both air and ground searches were in progress Monday morning after Sunday efforts failed to find 26-year-old Spc. Nephi Soper. Troopers’ Helo-2, as well as a Guard helicopter, were searching for Soper as weather that grounded them for much of Sunday lifted.

    Soper, assigned to the Alaska Guard’s 1-297th Reconnaissance and Surveillance Battalion, missed a 6 p.m. Friday drill formation on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson after a taxicab dropped him off for his solo trek Thursday night at the Prospect Heights trailhead on the Anchorage Hillside. His plans reportedly involved traveling north overnight, emerging near Arctic Valley Road and proceeding to JBER.




    https://www.adn.com/article/20160222...jber-escalates
    Last edited by JerseyGirl; 02-23-2016 at 10:37 AM.

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    I like that Missing Veterans page as well. Very detailed with good pictures!
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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    http://www.adn.com/article/20160222/...calates-monday


    Search for guardsman missing near JBER escalates
    Chris KlintAlaska Dispatch NewsFebruary 22, 2016


    This article has more info on him.



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    http://alaska-native-news.com/troope...hi-soper-21754

    Troopers Suspend Active Search for Hiker, Nephi Soper


    Staff Feb 25, 2016.
    Troopers report that their active search for missing Nephi Soper has been suspended. Image-Anchorage Police Department
    "After a six-day search, the Alaska State Troopers have announced that they have suspended their active search for 26-year-old Nephi Soper of Anchorage. Soper was last seen at about 7 pm on February 18th. .........."

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    http://www.ktva.com/missing-soldiers...dventures-871/


    Missing soldier’s brother: He had training, enjoyed going on outdoor “adventures"


    ....."Nephi Soper’s family is planning to come to Anchorage in March, Noah Soper said. They have set up a GoFundMe account to cover their expenses on the trip. He said they will not be conducting a search for him themselves, “as we might be the ones looking for rescue as well.” The Sopers will instead be collecting his personal belongings from his home and putting them in storage for the time being.

    “We’re all very worried, and we know it will be hard to go see where he lives and see all of his stuff with no trace of him,” Noah Soper explained. “Very hard. It is a very traumatic time in our lives.”.....

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    "The search was suspended because of the lack of resources, they already exhausted everything," Nephi's brother, Noah, said. "Pretty much every government agency that you can think of has been involved in it."

    Darlene Soper, Nephi's grandmother, says Nephi had a gun and a large back pack, and they know what he bought before he left, so it might give them some leads.

    "He stopped at the convenience store there, when they interviewed the clerk, he said Nephi had bought a few things there, and they knew what articles he bought, and they told other hikers in the area that if you spot any trash to pick it up," said Darlene.

    She says the search is suspended until new clues are found, but believes he can fend for himself and survive a long period of time on his own.

    Nephi's family believes he`s probably still alive, and is asking everyone for prayers.


    http://fox4kc.com/2016/02/25/oak-gro...in-wilderness/

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