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40 Year Old Sheila Kathleen McBroom Missing Since 10/27/08 in Alaska

40 year old Sheila Kathleen McBroom has been missing since October 27, 2008 Sheila Kathleen McBroomwhen she was last seen at approximately 8:30 pm about six miles south of Girdwood, AK by a state trooper. According to the report from the Alaskan State trooper, McBroom  had pulled over on the side of the Seward Highway to take a nap as she was too tired to drive. However, when the trooper came back to check on Sheila Kathleen McBroom her pickup was still there but she was not. Sheila Kathleen McBroom has never been heard from or seen since.

Sheila Kathleen McBroom, 40, was last seen about six miles south of Girdwood, where Alaska State Troopers contacted her along the road Oct. 27 at about 8:30 p.m., police said.

McBroom told troopers she was too tired to drive and had pulled over to nap in her vehicle, police Lt. Dave Parker said. When troopers returned later for a welfare check, McBroom’s pickup was still there and her possessions were inside but she was nowhere to be found, he said.

Sheila Kathleen McBroom Description:

  • 5 feet 5 inches tall
  • 200 pounds
  • brown hair
  • blue eyes
  • She was wearing a white, hooded jacket.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Sheila Kathleen McBroom, please call police at 786-8900.

UPDATE I: Alaska Community Fears Fate of Missing Mom; Friend: ‘I’ve Got This Gut Feeling That Something Bad Has Happened’

Along the Seward Highway, between the towering cliffs of exposed rock and the fast-icing waters of Turnagain Arm, an abandoned pickup found last month looked to be a promising lead in the search for a woman who vanished on her way to work.

But inside the green 1996 GMC, found some six miles below McHugh Creek on Oct. 31, the belongings of Sheila Kathleen McBroom, 40, remained untouched. There were no signs of foul play, nothing wrong with the car suggesting mechanical malfunction, no suicide note.

UPDATE II: Disappearance of woman baffles family, friends

In the days before she disappeared, one of McBroom’s teenage daughters returned after spending more than a year out of state, and McBroom appeared to be thrilled about the reunion in a personal blog entry dated Oct. 26.

“was sweet to hug my girl again,” she wrote. “really nice to have everybody home at home right now. was so strange (good) to have all of us around the dinner table last night. the small and simple things matter more.”

But McBroom was also stressing about her job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Elmendorf Air Force Base, said Bishop Lance Nelson, who supervises McBroom’s ward at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

McBroom had gotten renewed interest in the church in recent years and had taught primary school there, Nelson said. He called her a loving mother and said her abrupt disappearance has shocked those who knew her, especially her family.

November 12th, 2008 at 11:42pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 2 comments

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  1. Just a quick note… Alaska’s abreviation is not “AL”, it is “AK”. I didn’t want your readers to get confused.

    Thanks for adding Kathleen’s story.
    M&E: Oops, sorry about that. Fixed. Thanks!

    Comment by Sue | November 13, 2008

  2. All of our thoughts and prayers are with this family during this rough time – I knew “Beany” through blogging and was touched by her sweet goodness.

    Comment by Tristi Pinkston | November 13, 2008

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