Anchorage man beaten to death on Canadian highway

Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2001

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia (AP) -- An elderly man who was beaten to death and left at a remote Canadian rest stop was from Anchorage, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The body of James Curtis Hamrick, 74, of Anchorage,was discovered at the rest stop on the west side of the Cariboo Highway a few miles north of Hixon, B.C., and about 30 miles south of the larger community of Prince George.

Hamrick left Anchorage Sept. 8 and was traveling to the Lower 48 with his pet poodle, Muffy, in his pickup truck and camper when he was killed, police said. He was pulling a utility trailer.

The vehicle is missing, police said. Investigators haven't identified a motive for the murder.

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