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.

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Daysha Eaton is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.