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Missing Man Found Under Ice of Grayling Creek

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

Residents in the community of Grayling recovered the body of a missing man last week.

Alaska State Troopers were alerted at about 12:15 P.M. the afternoon of October 19th that 43-year-old Stanley Milton Walker was missing and that his jacket had been discovered frozen to Grayling Creek.

With efforts of community members chipping through the creek ice, Walker was found underwater at about 6:00 P.M. that same evening, an estimated 100 feet from where his jacket had been located.

Walker’s body has since been transported to the Anchorage Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. Next of kin has been notified of the incident.

Troopers state alcohol was not a factor and foul play is not suspected.