The Alaska State Troopers reported human remains on a beach in Nikiski on Thursday, according to a dispatch from the department.
People traveling along the beach located the remains, according to the dispatch. Both the Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers were the first on the scene, where they recovered the body.
The identity of the body remains unknown at this time, as the investigation is still underway, but the State Troopers reported “no obvious signs of foul play.”
Gretchen Weiss-Brooks, information officer with the Department of Public Safety, said in an email Friday that the remains continue to be under investigation and that more details would be released once they are confirmed.
“We don’t want to release any speculations that could turn out to not be accurate,” she said.
Weiss-Brooks said that if a solid identification of the remains is made the next of kin will be notified before information is released to the public.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Monday.
Homer News editor Michael Armstrong contributed to this report. This article has been updated.