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Search for missing woman expands to mine shafts


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Searchers turned their attention underground Monday for a Juneau woman missing for three months.

An expert on Juneau mine shafts led a team under Mount Roberts to look for hiker Sharon Buis, who disappeared May 24.

Brian Weed said he did not want to give people false hope that Buis will be found, the Juneau Empire reported.

“She may not be down there,” Weed said. “But there's at least two (mining shafts) you could have fallen in if you were sliding down snow, and they're covered most of the year. Probably end of August, September, is the best time to check the...

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