Backstory: Sister Reports Sue Luna Missing

Because troopers had already found missing dancers along the Knik River, it was worth scouring the area to see if there were more. They knew of at least one other dancer who had disappeared: Sue Luna. The circumstances of her disappearance matched those of other dancers, who were not just missing but recently found, dead, along the banks of the Knik. If they found Sue Luna, they reasoned, that’s where she would be. She would not be the only one.

“Affiant has reviewed Anchorage Police Department report number 82-36211, which states that on May 30, 1982, Roberta Moorehead reported to Officer Russell that her sister, Sue Luna, a caucasian female, age 23, approximately 5’2” tall, approximately 120 pounds, with light brown hair and blue eyes, was missing.

“Moorehead told Officer Russell that she had arranged to pick up Luna at her apartment at the Sleeping Lady Apartments on May 27, 1982, and spend the weekend with her, but when Moorehead went to the apartment, her sister was not there, and Moorehead was informed by her sister’s roommate that she had not been seen since May 26th.

Sue Luna
Sue Luna (courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

“Officer Turney of the Anchorage Police Department interviewed Robin Price, who stated that she was Sue Luna’s roommate at the Sleeping Lady, and that she and Luna were working as dancers at the Good Times Bar in Anchorage, on the 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm shift. Price said that on Tuesday, May 25th, 1982, Luna told Price that she had made a date to meet an unidentified male Luna had met recently at the Good Times. Luna was to meet the man the following day at Alice’s 210 Restaurant to have sex with him for an hour for $300.00. [1]

Sue Luna

“Price stated that she last saw Luna at about noon on Wednesday, May 26th, 1982, when Luna left their apartment in a taxi cab to keep this date. Price stated that Luna was wearing a white ski jacket with red and black trim, blue jeans, silver sandals with high heels, one gold ring, and a digital type watch with a gold expanding band when last seen. Price said Luna did not appear for work that day and she had not seen her since.

“As of this date the whereabouts of Sue Luna are still unknown to affiant.”
Source: Affidavit for Search Warrant of Robert Hansen’s Property, Sgt. Glenn Flothe, Alaska State Troopers

[1] It’s worth noting that Hansen also met Sherry Morrow at Alice’s 210 Cafe, six months before Sue Luna went missing. Both were quoted the same inflated price: $300.00 for sex. Both had foolishly taken him up on the offer.

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