Human remains found and identified

The Alaska State Troopers received a report of human skeletal remains found on a small uninhabited island near Craig and Klawock on August 2, 2021. AST responded via the PV Gow’tukan to the area where the remains were located and collected. The skeletal remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner where, after comparison to existing medical records, the remains were confirmed to be that of Christopher Perez, age 52 of Craig. Perez was reported missing in August of 2017 after he was last seen in a canoe in the water outside of Klawock. Next of kin have been notified.