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Troopers ID two dead at Byers Lake as Wasilla couple

  • Author: Laurel Andrews
  • Updated: March 5, 2018
  • Published March 5, 2018

Alaska State Troopers identified the two people found dead at Byers Lake Campground in Denali State Park last week as a Wasilla couple.

Ross Hagens and Michelle Danek, both 31, were found dead by a maintenance worker at the state park on Feb. 27, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said. Troopers and park rangers responded to the campground, near Mile 147 of the Parks Highway, around noon that day.

Hagens and Danek were married, according to troopers.

"Investigation into the cause and manner of their deaths is ongoing," troopers said in a written statement.

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