Alaska News

Kake man missing since Friday found dead by search team

A Kake man who was reported missing Saturday was found dead Monday a few miles from his pickup, Alaska State Troopers said.

David Dalton, 55, was last seen Friday afternoon and his pickup was located the next day near Sitkum Creek, troopers wrote in an online statement. Local search teams found some of his belongings near his truck but were unable to find Dalton, troopers said.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew, two K-9 teams and members of Sitka Mountain Rescue assisted with search efforts.

A K-9 team found Dalton dead about 2.5 miles from his truck around 11:40 p.m. Monday, troopers said.

“It appears that Dalton succumbed to the elements,” troopers wrote.