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Local, State, and Federal Agencies Search for 14-Year-Old Girl in Possible Abduction Case

Block letters spelling "POLICE" on the side of a Nome Police Department SUV.

Update — Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019: The search for “Daisy Rock” has been suspended. More details here.


(original story, Aug. 5, 2019)

Nome Police and Alaska State Troopers are actively searching for a 14-year-old female who may have been abducted. NPD received a 9-1-1 help call on Sunday evening from a girl identifying herself as “Daisy Rock.” She described her surroundings to police, which launched an extensive search around Nome and the surrounding area.

In an NPD press release, Chief Bob Estes says that Rock is with a male companion by the name of “Brice,” but they do not know his last name. Right now, authorities have no more information about the man.

According to NPD, Rock described herself as being five-foot, four-inches, having brown hair, and wearing a purple sweater with pink leggings and sandals. Police are reviewing video recordings and other investigative contacts, but Estes says they have not been able to confirm the details provided by the caller, including a last possible known location. At this time, Nome Police are not providing additional information as to the nature of the call.

The Statewide Rescue Coordination Center has dispatched a Coast Guard aircraft to search by air, and the FBI is reportedly assisting, too. Nome Search and Rescue will continue to help law enforcement in the search for Daisy Rock and Brice.

Police say there may be a grandmother by the name of Helen Kakoona. If anyone has information regarding their locations, families, or other identifying information, please call the Nome Police Department at 443-5262.


This is a developing story. KNOM will continue to update it as possible.


Image at top: file photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.