Human remains found Monday near the base of Thunder Mountain are those of a missing Juneau woman.
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.
- Sitka and 10 other American cities had no legal protection for residents based on sexual orientation or gender identity earlier this fall, when the Human Rights Campaign gave these communities a score of zero on its municipal equality index. That is about to change in Sitka.
- The Alaska Division of Elections has denied the Alaska Republican Party’s request to block three incumbent House Republicans from running in the party’s 2018 primaries.
- Cruise ships sailing to Alaska are getting bigger and bigger. One planned for 2019 is twice the size of many of the ships already sailing here.