Body found in Tenakee is Maggie Wigen

Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) -- The state medical examiner's office has determined that the body found last week in a shallow grave in Tenakee Springs is 19-year-old Maggie Wigen.

An autopsy was performed Monday. The identification was established though the use of dental records provided by Wigen's dentist in Juneau, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.

Troopers said on Monday they served search warrants in Juneau and Tenakee as part of the investigation into the woman's murder. Wigen's body was found by a Tenakee resident April 1 in a wooded area behind the school. She was reported missing March 28. Wigen lived in both Juneau and Tenakee.

Trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson declined to comment on why a warrant was issued in Juneau after Wigen's body was found in Tenakee and she was last seen alive in the small town 50 miles southwest of the capital city. He also would not say whether troopers have a suspect in the murder.

Wilkinson said the cause and time of death is not known.

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