Campers find bones that could be that of missing soldier

Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A group of campers found the remains of a body that could be that of a Fort Richardson soldier who disappeared while ice fishing 15 years ago.

The campers on Friday reported the body to Fort Richardson military police, who notified the Anchorage Police Department.

Clothes containing human bones were found near the Knik Arm mud flats, said city police spokesman Ron McGee.

The state medical examiner will examine the bones to identify them, he said.

The soldier disappeared in March 1986. Friends who were with him said he had left to collect driftwood on the Knik Arm shoreline and didn't return. They followed his footprints to a hole in the ice.

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