ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Human remains found along a highway south of Anchorage have been identified as that of a woman missing since January.
The state medical examiner identified the remains found on the Kenai Peninsula as belonging to Shirley Skeek, 28, of Anchorage. The medical examiner also concluded that she was the victim of homicide, Alaska State Troopers announced Monday.
Skeek’s family reported her missing Jan. 3. An out-of-town relative called the Anchorage Police Department to report the family had not heard from Skeek in two weeks and that she had a medical condition that required medication.
Troopers on May 27 received a report that human remains had been found off the Seward Highway near the Hope Cut-off.
The medical examiner in early December identified Skeek through dental records.
Investigators are asking witnesses to contact them if they have information regarding Skeek, her disappearance or her death. Troopers did not immediately release how Skeek died.