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Body recovered from Valley lake confirmed as Koenig's

Michelle Theriault Boots
A memorial for Samantha Koenig continues to grow on Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012, at the Common Grounds Espresso coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago in Midtown.
ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News
Gene Wilson placed flowers on Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012, at a memorial for Samantha Koenig at the coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago. Flowers, cards, candles and stuffed animals were growing in number the day after her body was found in Matanuska Lake.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News
Flowers were placed on a memorial for Samantha Koenig at the coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago. Flowers, cards, candles and stuffed animals were growing in number the day after her body was found in Matanuska Lake.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News
Gene Wilson places flowers on Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012, at a memorial for Samantha Koenig at the coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago. Flowers, cards, candles and stuffed animals were growing in number the day after her body was found in Matanuska Lake.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News
A memorial to Samantha Koenig is growing at the Common Grounds Espresso, April 3, 2012. The coffee stand closed early on Tuesday at 3:30 pm so people can come in peace and honor Samantha, said a barista.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News
A memorial for Samantha Koenig continues to grow on Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012, at the Common Grounds Espresso coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago in Midtown.
ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News
Gene Wilson placed flowers on Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012, at a memorial for Samantha Koenig at the coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago. Flowers, cards, candles and stuffed animals were growing in number the day after her body was found in Matanuska Lake.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News
Flowers were placed on a memorial for Samantha Koenig at the coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago. Flowers, cards, candles and stuffed animals were growing in number the day after her body was found in Matanuska Lake.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News
Gene Wilson places flowers on Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012, at a memorial for Samantha Koenig at the coffee stand where she was abducted two months ago. Flowers, cards, candles and stuffed animals were growing in number the day after her body was found in Matanuska Lake.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News
A memorial to Samantha Koenig is growing at the Common Grounds Espresso, April 3, 2012. The coffee stand closed early on Tuesday at 3:30 pm so people can come in peace and honor Samantha, said a barista.
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News

A medical examiner has confirmed that the body pulled from Matanuska Lake on Monday is Samantha Koenig, Anchorage Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said Wednesday.

On Monday, police and FBI officials said they had discovered a body they believed to be Koenig in the lake, near the intersection of the Glenn and Parks highways.. FBI divers retrieved the body from the frozen lake Monday.

Koenig had been missing since she was abducted from a coffee stand where she was working on February 1.

Parker said no more details about the Koenig's death would be released Wednesday.

Authorities have said they believe an Anchorage self-employed carpenter, Israel Keyes, is connected to her disappearance and death. He is in jail on fraud charges. Authorities say charges of kidnapping and murder will be forthcoming.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at mtheriault@adn.com or 257-4344.


By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
Anchorage Daily News