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AK: Fairbanks Cold Case Attracts Interest

Photo courtesy of the Owens family

This week on AK, we delve into a cold case from interior Alaska…

On July 8, 1999, eight-year-old Durga Owens was reported missing from his family’s remote homestead out the Steese highway north of Fairbanks. After a day and a half search his body was recovered on the hillside near his home, and investigators ruled the death a homicide. Twelve years later, investigators say there is still no resolution in the case, and the Durga Owens’ murder remains in cold case status.

This story was supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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