Authorities identify remains as woman missing since June

A flyer posted on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Under Thunder trailhead off Jennifer Drive in the Mendenhall Valley states that Teri Heuscher is missing. The 53-year-old Juneau woman's vehicle was found there Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)

A missing person flyer for Teri Heuscher was posted at the Under Thunder trailhead off Jennifer Drive in the in June. Heuscher’s remains have been located. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)

Human remains found Monday near the base of Thunder Mountain are those of a missing Juneau woman.

According to a Juneau Police Department news release, the Alaska State Medical Examiner’s Office identified Teri Heuscher, 53, using dental records. She had been missing since June 24.

A cause of death has not been determined. The examiner’s preliminary results don’t suggest foul play.

A duck hunter found the remains at a campsite near the base of the mountain. According to Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell, police recovered parts of a skull and lower jaw.

Heuscher’s family has been notified.

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