Tennessee couple missing in Interior Alaska

Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 4:43 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A search is underway for two Tennessee residents that were last seen in the Fairbanks area. The couple was reported missing last week after not checking out of their vacation rental or making their return flight home.

According to the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) 50-year-old Jonas Bare and 37-year-old Cynthia Hovsepian were reported missing on Saturday, Aug. 13.

FPD contacted the Alaska State Troopers to aid in the investigation. According to troopers, the couple’s rental jeep was found at Chena Hot Springs Resort and their luggage was still inside their Fairbanks vacation rental.

Multiple organizations are assisting with a ground and air search in the area near the vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact FPD at 907-450-6500 or send an email to crupe@fairbanks.us.