Human Remains Discovered In South Anchorage

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Police are investigating human remains found in South Anchorage. Anchorage Police Department Spokesman Lieutenant Dave Parker says the body was discovered about 11 a.m. Wednesday this morning. A man taking a shortcut home after dropping his car at a nearby garage discovered the remains. According to police, the man spotted the decomposed body in a wooded area about 50 feet north of Dowling Road near Quinhagak Street. The remains were not immediately identifiable as male or female, police say. Historically, there have been homeless camps in the area, but officials say there are no active camps there now.