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Remains of man reported missing in Alaska four years ago found on small, uninhabited island

A map of the area near Craig and Klawock, Alaska.
A map of the area near Craig and Klawock, Alaska.(Alaska's News Source / Google Maps)
Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 9:21 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The skeletal remains of a man who was reported missing in Alaska four years ago have been discovered on a small, uninhabited island not far from where he was last seen.

Christerpher Perez, 52, was reported missing in August 2017. He was last seen in December 2016 in a canoe on the water near Klawock and Prince of Wales Island.

Christerpher Perez, 52, was reported missing in August 2017.
Christerpher Perez, 52, was reported missing in August 2017.(Alaska State Troopers)

Troopers were notified about the remains in early August, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. They were found on Catalina Island, which is located just off of San Fernando island. It’s about eight miles away from Klawock.

The remains were sent to the state medical examiner, who confirmed that the remains were of Perez through medical records.

Perez’s family has been notified, troopers said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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