Human Skull Discovered In Alaska Is Hunter’s Missing Since 1976

Fascinating story about a human skull that was found in 1997 has been finally identified as a New York hunter who went missing way back in 1976. Here’s more from People magazine:

Gary Frank Sotherden, of Clay, N.Y., went missing in 1976 near the Porcupine River in northeastern Alaska, according to and TheNew York Times.

The skull was recovered in July 1997 along the same river, about eight miles from the Alaska-Canada border, the Associated Press and Timesreported.

In April 2022, Alaska State Troopers said investigators were able to extract DNA from the skull, but faced a months-long process to identify the remains, per the Times.