Human remains found near railroad tracks

Human remains found near railroad tracks
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 2:22 PM AKDT
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CANTWELL, Alaska (KTUU) - The skeletal remains of a woman were found Friday near the railroad tracks at about mile 169 of the Parks Highway.

According to a statement from Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Railroad staff reported discovering human remains in the woods near the tracks just after 7 p.m. on Friday.

Troopers say the remains were found at what looks like a temporary campsite.

According to troopers, “multiple forms of identification” that belonged to 52-year-old Jennifer Bannon, of Oregon, were discovered in the area. Bannon’s next of kin have been notified.

The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy, according to troopers.