2 bodies found in burned car near Soldotna

Update 4 p.m.:

The two bodies found in a burned car near Soldotna on Sunday have arrived at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage. Autopsies are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, according to Sarana Schell, public information officer for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

 

Original Story:

Alaska State Troopers are investigating after they found a burned car with two bodies inside near Soldotna on Sunday night.

Troopers have been investigating the case of two missing Soldotna residents since Nov. 20. The two were last seen the night of Nov. 14 and the Ford Bronco they usually drove was missing as well, according to a trooper dispatch.

While a trooper was following up on Sunday at the home the two were last known to be, a man came out of the woods nearby and said he’d found the Ford Bronco in the woods with two bodies inside. Following the tip, the trooper located the car in a wooded area off a trail.

“The vehicle had been burned along with the two bodies,” the dispatch states.

The dispatch states that the two bodies “are believed to be” the two missing people, but no positive identification has been made yet. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation was called in, and the investigation is ongoing.

 

–Staff Report

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