Ronald Dean Beyering. (Photo via Alaska State Troopers)

Ronald Dean Beyering. (Photo via Alaska State Troopers)

Soldotna fugitive found dead 6 months after last update

Troopers found partial human remains, firearms and personal effects, according to a dispatch

The remains of a man believed to be Ronald Beyering, 62, of Soldotna, were found Saturday in the Funny River area. He had been a wanted fugitive by Alaska State Troopers since October of last year, when he was seen leaving the property of a residence fully engulfed in flames, according to trooper dispatch released at the time.

A Monday dispatch from the Alaska Bureau of Investigation says that around 8:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of discovered human remains in the area. Troopers responded and found partial human remains, firearms and personal effects — leading them to presumably identify the remains as Beyering.

According to previous Clarion reporting, Beyering was facing eight charges, including two of attempted murder in the first degree, arson in the first degree, criminal mischief in the first degree, criminal trespass in the first degree, misconduct involving weapons in the second degree, misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree and violating conditions of release.

Beyering’s vehicle was located and recovered by troopers off Funny River Road on Oct. 31. That was the last update provided by the troopers on the case.

The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and autopsy, the dispatch says.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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