On Monday evening at approximately 6:30 pm, it was reported to the Alaska State Troopers that fire crews working on the Funny River Fire had discovered the skeletal remains near Sterling.
Utilizing the fire crew’s helicopter, troopers from Soldotna responded to the scene to investigate.
Upon their arrival, troopers investigated the scene and were unable to gather any evidence to identify the remains that appeared to have been in that location for a number of years. After photographing the bones, troopers collected the remains and the State Medical Examiner’s office was notified of the find.
As the remains are unidentified and by all appearances have been undisturbed for a number of years, troopers are reviewing known cases of missing persons from the Missing Person’s Clearing House.
The Alaska Active Missing Persons Bulletins currently has 87 individuals listed, going back as far as 1974.