State troopers believe that a set of human remains found on Adak this month are those of a long-lost camper.
“Based on a wallet with some ID that was found near the remains, we believe that this is Samuel Arrington, who was 57 at the time of disappearance,” says trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen.
Arrington went missing in July 2008 during a camping trip at Lake Betty. The lake is about a mile from the spot where two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees stumbled on the human remains in mid-June.
The state medical examiner performed an autopsy, but Ipsen says it didn’t reveal much.
“So the remains are going to be shipped out of state to try and pin down the cause of death and do positive identification,” Ipsen says.
Right now, the troopers don’t suspect foul play.