Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing on October 17, 2019, from her residence at the Main Tree Apartments in Homer, Alaska. After almost three years, on May 9, 2022, a significant breakthrough in the case emerged. Kirby Foleni Calderwood, who is 32 years old, was apprehended by the Homer Police Department in connection to Duffy’s mysterious disappearance. The charges against him are extremely disturbing, including kidnapping, two counts of murder, and altering physical evidence. However, the unsettling part is that Duffy’s remains are yet to be found.
Anesha Duffy’s disappearance had garnered widespread attention, and her case was even featured in the ‘Missing in America’ segment by Dateline in early 2020. Surveillance footage of the day she went missing showed her leaving her apartment complex on foot around mid-day. She was expected to attend an appointment a mile away but never arrived.
The search that ensued after Duffy’s disappearance was grueling both physically and emotionally. Trained scent dogs followed her trail into the center of Homer, but unfortunately, her scent was lost, indicating the possibility of a vehicle being involved.
Although the police were unsure of the details surrounding her disappearance, Duffy’s immediate family had a strong suspicion that foul play had occurred. They believed that she may have been abducted.
After Duffy’s disappearance, the Homer Police Department launched an exhaustive investigation, with Investigator Matt Haney dedicating himself entirely to the case. Progress was finally made in April 2022 when a critical tip led to Calderwood, revealing his unsettling past. Shockingly, it included a record of violent behavior towards women and disturbing fantasies. To make matters worse, Calderwood had connections to the Main Tree Housing, where Duffy lived at the time of her vanishing.
Calderwood was linked to several pieces of evidence that raised suspicion, including a bag filled with disturbing items and his odd use of bleach in the apartment he shared. What’s interesting is that these incidents took place not long before Duffy went missing.
After delving deeper into the case, it was discovered that Calderwood had moved from Alaska to Utah and gotten remarried. However, a significant breakthrough came in the form of a tip that revealed shocking details about Calderwood’s supposed offenses, highlighting specific evidence such as Duffy’s wristwatch.
As the investigation progressed, more and more evidence came to light. One crucial piece was the discovery of a watch that matched the description given by the tipster during the search warrants executed regarding Calderwood. It was a significant breakthrough in the case. The authorities also uncovered the surprising fact that Calderwood’s current wife was the anonymous informant. This revelation further complicated the already convoluted situation.
Calderwood, who is accused of committing heinous crimes, is currently awaiting trial at the Weber County Correctional Facility. Despite media inquiries, his legal team has not provided any response.
The Homer Police took to Facebook to express their heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported the investigation. In a touching post, they also extended their sympathies to the loved ones of Duffy. The post was a way to show their appreciation for the support they received during the investigation and to offer condolences to those affected by the tragic incident.
Christina Whiting, who is closely connected to Duffy’s family, responded to the developments by commending the unwavering dedication of all those involved. She also urged people to continue supporting Duffy’s family as they prepare for the upcoming trial.
The Homer Police Department is urging anyone who has additional information regarding the unfolding case to come forward. Their plea for cooperation highlights the importance of community involvement in solving crimes. If you have any relevant details, please don’t hesitate to share them with the authorities. Your contribution could make a significant difference in bringing justice to those affected by the incident.
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