Large, multi-agency search underway for missing girl in Kotzebue A massive, multi-agency search is underway in the Northwest Alaska city of Kotzebue for a 10-year-old girl who vanished two days ago, officials said. Ashley Johnson-Barr, 10, did not return home after going outside to play Thursday afternoon, said Clement Richards Sr., mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough. She was last seen at about 5:30 p.m. that day, at the Rainbow Park playground, the mayor said. Her family reported her missing when they couldn't find her. The U.S. Coast Guard has flown two helicopters searching for Barr, including over waters outside the city of about 3,200 along the Chukchi Sea. Alaska State Troopers are coordinating search efforts, using the borough's assembly chambers as an incident center, he said. The agency's incident management team arrived Saturday morning. Volunteers on four-wheelers are scouring streets and the tundra outside the village. Other volunteers are operating boats and planes to help, the mayor said.