Body of missing Shageluk woman found

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2000

BETHEL (AP) -- Searchers on Wednesday recovered the body a Shageluk woman who had been missing for almost a week, Alaska State Troopers said.

Mary Semone's body was found shortly before 11 a.m. in a slough off the Yukon River, according to KYUK in Bethel.

Troopers said Mary Semone was traveling from Shageluk to Grayling with her sister Flossie Semone and Flossie's four children June 29. Flossie's husband found his wife and children in their boat, stuck on a mud bank. The children told their father that Mary Semone had jumpbed out of the boat. She was apparently swept away in the river.

Her body has been sent to Anchorage for an autopsy, according to KYUK.

Search crews from Holy Cross, Aniak, Grayling, Bethel and Kwethluk were involved in the search, troopers said.

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