Missing woman

Shanna Marie Oman was last seen leaving a Pleasant Valley Road home. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call troopers at 907-451-5100.

Alaska State Troopers have released new information on a 39-year-old Eagle River woman missing from the Fairbanks area since June 3.

Troopers received a request Sunday afternoon for a welfare check on Shanna Marie Oman from a man who said she was last seen leaving his McGrath Road area home at 12:30 a.m. on June 3.

The man said he was supposed to give Oman a ride back to Eagle River but assumed she had made other arrangements, according to a trooper news release.

A missing person alert sent out by troopers at 3:07 p.m. Thursday describes Oman as a white female, 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing 120 pounds.

Oman's husband, Eric Oman, lives in Eagle River. When contacted Thursday, he said he and his wife have been amicably separated for four or five years and have three daughters together.

Eric Oman said his wife had been staying with and doing odd jobs for her friend Dave in Fairbanks and was due to return to Eagle River for an upcoming trip to Seattle with their daughter. He said he did not know Dave's last name.

"Dave is the first one that called us. He said it was late at night and she was being kind of weird, so he turned on his outside cameras. She went out, and instead of waiting for her ride, she went down the road like she was meeting somebody," Eric Oman said. "A couple of days went by and he hadn't heard from her, so he called us."

Eric Oman said he's afraid that his wife might have been hanging out with the wrong people while in Fairbanks.

Troopers got information on Wednesday that Shanna Oman had been seen walking away from a 23 mile Chena Hot Springs Road cabin on June 4. Troopers responded and confirmed that Oman had been there. The cabin owners gave permission for troopers to search the property, which borders the Chena River, according to the release.

Oman's cellphone last pinged near the area of mile 17 Chena Hot Springs Road on June 4. PAWS Search and Rescue dogs and a trooper helicopter have checked the area but found no signs of the missing woman.

According to text accompanying a missing person flier posted on the Two Rivers-Pleasant Valley Facebook page, Shanna Oman "disappeared under strange circumstances, leaving her belongings, dog, and money behind at a friend’s house, and her phone battery was dying the last time she spoke to anyone."

Anyone with information about Oman is asked to call troopers at 451-5100.

Contact staff writer Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.

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