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Human remains found on Palmer hiking trail

A hiker discovered human remains on a Palmer trail Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers said.

At 11:29 a.m. a person hiking the Pioneer Peak trail south of Palmer off Knik River Road found the remains, according to a statement from troopers.

The troopers did not describe the state of the remains or answer questions on Sunday about any possible identifying features. It was also not clear where on the rugged, vertical trail the remains were found.

The remains were recovered and sent to the state medical examiner in Anchorage for possible identification, the AST said in a statement.

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