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Human remains found near Houston home

April 30, 2010|by Lori Tipton
  • Houston police officer Charley McAnally says Friday's discovery proves no town is too small to get away from such things. (Shawn Wilson/KTUU-DT)
Houston police officer Charley McAnally says Friday's discovery proves no town is too small to get away from such things. (Shawn Wilson/KTUU-DT)

HOUSTON, Alaska — Houston police and Alaska State Troopers are looking for answers after the discovery of human remains in Houston Friday. Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters say the remains appear to have been undisturbed for some time.

Houston police received a call early Friday morning that a homeowner in the Enchanted Forest subdivision found human remains on their property.

According to a Houston police officer, a person whose dog brought home a human skull called the police station.

The dog's owner said she wasn't sure if the skull was real but the police officer confirmed it was, prompting the officer to call troopers. The body was located behind some trailers after a brief search of the area.

The property was then secured and roped off while police and troopers investigated. Houston police officer Charley McAnally says he was shocked by Friday's discovery.

"Just proves that no town is too small to get away from things like this," McAnally said. "What I'm hoping for is it's not happening here, or didn't happen here -- I'm hoping it was just someone dumped the body off here."

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The state medical examiner removed the body and took it to Anchorage for autopsy and identification.

According to neighbors, the property owner has been out of state since last summer. Troopers are trying to get in touch with that person.

Contact Lori Tipton at ltipton@ktuu.com

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