July 12, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 28

Sitka's Baby Doe grows up and comes for a visit

SITKA (AP) — Remember when a newborn baby girl was found in the sink in the women's restroom at Thomsen Harbor?

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That was Jan. 23, 1994, and over the years Sitkans have wondered what happened to her.

Now they know.

The baby was adopted by a Juneau couple, Karen and John Amrhein, who named her Karissa. When she was two, the family moved to St. Augustine, Fla.

This week they came back to Sitka. The trip was a high school graduation present to Karissa from her parents, to let her see the place she was found and maybe meet some of the people who cared for her in the first hours of her life.


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