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Nemoto, circa 1998

Missing Since 06/07/1998

Missing From Anchorage, Alaska

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Female

Race Asian

Date of Birth Used 06/06/1962 (58)

Age 36 years old

Height and Weight 5'6, 110 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Nemoto is a Japanese citizen.

Details of Disappearance
Nemoto was a senior majoring in psychology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She told a friend that she did not plan to return to school the following semester, as she believed that her degree would lead to employment solely in research and she wanted to work in clinical psychology.

Nemoto's friend also stated that Nemoto sold the majority of her clothing and personal belongings in early June. Her friend said that Nemoto gave her numerous Japanese mementos.

Nemoto departed from Lansing, Michigan on a Northwest Airlines flight to Anchorage, Alaska on June 3. She normally phoned her mother in Japan weekly, but she did not tell any of her loved ones that she did not intend to return to her native country.

Authorities determined that Nemoto traveled to Denali National Park and Preserve near Mount McKinley after arriving in Alaska. She returned to Anchorage shortly afterwards and spent one night at a youth hostel before traveling to Wasilla, which is approximately 50 miles north of Anchorage, on June 7, 1998.

Nemoto has never been heard from again. Investigators established that she purchased a train ticket from Anchorage to Whittier, Alaska and a ferry ticket from Whittier to Valdez, Alaska. It's unclear if she arrived at her destinations.

Investigating Agency / Department

Anchorage Police Department 907-269-5058

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