Police seek halfway house escapee, convcited in brutal 2013 beating

 Michael Liufau (from APD)
Michael Liufau (from APD) (KTUU)
Published: Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:01 PM AKST
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Anchorage Police are looking for a man who left a halfway house who was serving time for assault.

Michael Liufau, 26, was sentenced to four years in jail for his part in a 2013 assault on an 18-year-old man found unconscious in a downtown Anchorage home scheduled to be demolished. An anonymous letter sent to UAA police led to the young man’s discovery. He spent time in a coma due to his injuries.

Liufau was also sentenced to three years for a separate case.

Monday, Anchorage police issued a public alert asking for assistance finding him, saying he left the Cordova Center halfway house.

Police say Liufau is 5-foot-9 and weighs 220 lbs.

If you know where Liufau is, police want to know. Call police dispatch at 786-8900 or to stay anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.