Alaska State Troopers are conducting an investigation after a body was found in the Chena River Friday afternoon.
According to Trooper Michael Wery, little information is being released in the case, but in a telephone interview with News Center 11 Friday evening troopers confirmed
that the body found was that of a male.
Wery says the discovery was made around 3 p.m. in the area of Crown Road near Shanksmare.
The body is being sent to the State Medical Examiners Office in Anchorage for positive identification.
Authorities had been investigating an apparent drowning incident that took place on the Chena in mid-May.
On May 19, they received a report that 33 year old North Pole resident Joshua Graham had drowned in the river near the Pump House.
Witnesses say they heard a man, later identified as Graham, screaming in the water near an overturned kayak.
Troopers conducted an intense search for Graham, but were never able to find his body.
Earlier that same evening, another Fairbanks resident reported he returned from a four day work trip, and found his home had been broken into, and items were missing.
Troopers say items in the kayak on the river matched those the homeowner identified as stolen.
They say it appears Graham had broken into the man's home and had been living there for an extended period of time, and then left taking jewelry and other items.
Troopers are not saying if the body found Friday, is that of Graham.
This is a developing story.
News Center 11 will have more information as it becomes available.