NPD Suspends Search for Girl, Says ‘Abduction’ Call Did Not Come from Nome

Close-up of a white Nome Police Department vehicle.

The Nome Police Department has suspended a search in the Nome area for a girl by the name of “Daisy Rock.”

On Sunday (Aug. 4), the Nome police received a 9-1-1 call from a person identifying themselves as a 14-year-old girl named “Daisy Rock.” An investigative effort between the Nome Police, Alaska State Troopers, and the FBI determined that the reported abduction call did not originate from within the Nome area.

That’s according to a press release sent to local media today. In a direct e-mail to KNOM, Nome police Chief Bob Estes confirmed the search ended late Monday evening (Aug. 5). News of the search’s suspension was made public this afternoon (Tuesday, Aug. 6).

The Coast Guard and Nome Search and Rescue joined local and state law enforcement agencies to search Nome and the outlying area for over 24 hours. Chief Estes shared his feelings with the community and searchers, saying, “we appreciate all of the efforts, and are thankful no one was injured in the process.” 

Alaska State Troopers are continuing to investigate the case.

Image at top: A Nome Police Department vehicle. Photo: KNOM file, Matthew F. Smith.