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Possible human remains found near Chignik Bay

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Three bones that appear to be human have been found near Chignik Bay.

Alaska State Troopers said the bones will be sent to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage to determine if they are human or animal remains.

An excavation crew found the bones Monday at the bank of Indian Creek. The work being done is for pathway improvements near a barge landing site, said Dave Hermeling, the village public safety officer for Chignik, which is on the south shore of the Alaska Peninsula.

Hermeling said the bones are old and weathered. He said several people have disappeared from the area after apparently drowning between the 1950s and mid 1970s.



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