Human remains found at Preacher’s Pond on May 14 have been identified as Clifton Hayes, Jr., 38 years old of Seward. Alaska State Troopers have notified his family.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the remains using dental and/or medical records.
Troopers are unsure how long the remains were at at the site, but have suggested about 7 months.
The circumstances of Hayes death are under investigation.