Remains found near Hoonah identified

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The State Medical Examiner's office has confirmed the identity of the remains discovered Saturday in woods near Whitestone Harbor as those of Robert Williams, 21, of Hoonah.

Members of the original hunting party who were with Williams when he disappeared on December 15 discovered the body. Two Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene Sunday.

The remains consisted only of bones, a skull and remnants of clothing, troopers said. A wallet containing Williams' ID card was found in a fanny pack nearby.

Although the remains showed no signs of foul play, the exact cause of death could not be determined, the medical examiner's office said.

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