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Father of abducted barista: "Send my daughter home"

We've posted an updated version of this story on our homepage.

From Casey Grove and Kyle Hopkins --

James Koenig, father of missing 18-year-old barista Samantha Koenig, talks with reporters today in Anchorage:

“I want to ask for her captors, that they would please send my daughter home," Koenig said. "I will give you anything in this world."

Koenig is offering a $12,500 reward for his daughter's safe return. Donations to the reward fund can be made at Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, Koenig said.

Security camera footage shows Samantha being abducted by an armed man Wednesday night from a Midtown coffee stand, police say.

“I don’t know if my daughter’s fed. Being taken care of. If she’s still alive," her father said.

Video by Casey Grove, Anchorage Daily News.

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