Medical Examiners Work To ID Body Found Near Coastal Trail

Medical examiners are working to identify a body found near the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage on Monday. Anchorage Police Department Spokesman, Lieutenant Dave Parker says a person using the trail spotted the body in a heavily wooded area between the paved trail and Cook Inlet, just before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. The APD closed a 200-yard portion of the trail east of Postmark Drive to investigate into the night. Officials say the body is badly decomposed, they cannot identify the gender and dental records are being used to make an ID. Parker says the investigation is ongoing and the medical ID could take some time.

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