APD investigates death following discovery of human skull
Anchorage police say they are investigating a death following the discovery of human remains in the woods off Campbell Airstrip Road.
APD says they received a call around 6:30 Sunday evening from a citizen walking their dog near the North Bivouac Trailhead, a multi-use trail roughly two miles from the Tudor Road and Campbell Airstrip Road intersection. The citizen's dog found the remains that were later sent to the medical examiner's office.
The medical examiner determined that the remains were of a human skull, belonging to an adult male who's had extensive dental work done.
"Detectives are hoping the public can help identify who he was based on (the extensive dental work)," said APD spokesman MJ Thim. "It’s not much to go on, but at least it’s something."
Thim says police are unsure if all the remains have been recovered due to frozen ground and snow cover. At this time there is no estimation of how long the person was there or why. It also hasn't been determined whether the death is suspicious.
If you have any information regarding the identity of the victim, or know the circumstance of his death, please contact APD dispatch by calling 311.
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