Missing since October 10, 1996 from Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Hennagin was last seen in Kenai, Alaska on October 10, 1996 where she had lived for 15 years. Shortly before her disappearance, Hennagin told friends she feared somebody might kill her. She was reported missing October 11 by friends and family.
In November 2000, a Kodiak jury convicted Nestor Seaman, of Nikiski, of conspiring to kidnap and murder Hennagin. A key state witness told jurors that he lured Loreese Hennagin to the Cook Inlet beach and left her with Rocky Seaman, who is charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with her disappearance. It is believed was she killed at the Cook Inlet beach.
According to court documents, Seaman is accused of stabbing Hennagin to death in an ambush murder arranged by his mother. Another man, Jeff Lackey, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case in exchange for testifying against Seaman.
Prosecutors say Seaman killed Hennagin in revenge for a burglary at his mother's home carried out by Hennagin and Seaman's brother. The dealers believed she had stolen drugs.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Kenai Police Department
Officer Scott McBride
Agency Case Number: 96-109146
Alaska Department of Public Safety
Kenai Peninsula Online