AK AHMIRI CHANEY: Missing from Anchorage, AK - 13 Feb 2023- Age 8 months *Found Safe*


Amber Alert issued for boy missing from Northeast Anchorage home where woman was found slain​

An Amber Alert was issued Friday afternoon for an 8-month-old boy who was missing from a Northeast Anchorage home where a woman was found slain.

Anchorage police said officers were called to a residence in the 6000 block of East 12th Avenue just before 9 a.m. Friday for a report of a homicide. Officers found a woman dead with “trauma to the upper body,” the Anchorage Police Department said.

The infant boy, Ahmiri Chaney, also lives at the home and has not been found, police said. An Amber Alert was issued around 2:40 p.m. Friday for him because he is believed to be in danger.

The young boy was reported missing Friday but has not been seen since Monday, police spokeswoman Sunny Guerin said by email.

The alert lists the boy’s father — 23-year-old Eric Chaney Jr. — as a suspect. Chaney is described in the alert as a Black man with brown hair and brown eyes who is 5-foot-8 and weighs 150 pounds. According to the alert, Chaney was last seen wearing a dark ski mask, a light-colored hooded sweatshirt with a Chicago Cubs logo on the sleeve and dark pants.

Ahmiri is described as a 25-pound Alaska Native boy with brown hair and brown eyes.

The Amber Alert advised members of the public not to approach Chaney, but to call 911 or the Amber Alert hotline at 866-252-6237.

The department “exhausts all efforts to locate the child before issuing an alert,” she said.

Limited information was immediately available about the homicide. Police spokeswoman Cherie Zajdzinski did not answer questions about the death and said in an email that the department had no further information to release.


By Paul Choate, Tim Rockey and Shannon Cole
Published: Feb. 17, 2023 at 6:35 PM EST|Updated: 6 hours ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - An infant for whom an Amber Alert was issued on Friday has been located safe following an hours-long standoff with Anchorage police.

The 8-month-old child has been identified as Ahmiri Chaney, and the reported suspect in the kidnapping is 23-year-old Eric Chaney Jr., who is the child’s father. Chaney was arrested following the standoff and remains in police custody. Officials are expected to issue charges for Chaney on Feb. 18.

Man charged with murder in death of Northeast Anchorage woman found slain in home​

A 23-year-old man faces charges of first- and second-degree murder in the death of a woman who was found slain in a Northeast Anchorage home on Friday morning.

On Saturday morning, police announced Eric Chaney had been remanded to the Anchorage jail on murder charges.

Police said they won’t publicly identify the woman who was killed because “this crime is domestic violence related.”

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