Although the missing persons case will remain open until she is found, the active search for 48-year-old Sharon Buis has been called off after searchers and investigators could find no new leads as to the whereabouts of the missing hiker.
Search teams that included the SEADOGS, Juneau Mountain Rescue, the United States Coast Guard and the Alaska State Troopers, have double and triple checked areas that Buis may likely be and no new clues were uncovered. The Wednesday search ended at approximately 8 pm on Wednesday and was not picked up again on Thursday.
The search began on Saturday evening after she failed to meet for a planned group hike on Saturday. Searchers combed the area for the remaining daylight hours and picked up the search in earnest on Sunday morning.
Sunday and Monday saw as many as 50 people search for Buis’s whereabouts, but as the holiday weekend came to a close, and people returned to work, the search numbers fell off slightly.
Buis’s last known location was at the Alaska Marine Lines on Friday morning according to troopers. That lead was located in Buis’s vehicle. Her vehicle was located on Saturday in a parking lot located near the trailhead.
Buis’s family arrived from Ontario on Wednesday, and stopped by the command center as searchers continued their search.
Buis worked as a orthopedic physical therapist at Juneau Physical Therapy.