From the Alaska State Troopers:

Death investigation- Homicide

On 5/27/2019 at approximately 2046 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report that human remains were located in an area off the Seward Highway near the Hope cut-off. The remains were sent to the SME’s office to determine the identity and autopsy. In early December, the deceased was identified, through dental record comparisons, as Shirley Skeek, 28 of Anchorage. Skeek was reported missing to the Anchorage Police Department Jan. 2, 2019. AST received an autopsy report for the SME’s office in late December indicating Skeek’s death was the result of a homicide. Skeek’s next of kin has been notified. Investigation into the circumstances of Skeek’s death are under investigation by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding Skeek, her disappearance or her death are asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-269-5611. Information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-7867 or online via http://www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

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