Jeffrey Walkenford maybe also found

Jeffrey Scott Walkenford, aged 41, disappeared from Juneau, Alaska on May 15, 2010. Per this Alaska Dispatch News article, they’ve probably found him. Or, at least, they found human remains with some of Walkenford’s things nearby, including his clothes and his cell phone with selfies of Walkenford in it.


“The human remains have not been positively identified as being Walkenford. Positive identification is estimated to take approximately 6 months,” [Juneau Police Department] said in a Wednesday release.

The police department sent the remains to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for analysis, but identification requires DNA testing outside of Alaska.

I’m not sure whether to pull him yet or not, then. I probably should. I mean, what are the chances that some guy who was dressed like Walkenford would die next to a pile of Walkenford’s stuff and NOT be Walkenford?

3 thoughts on “Jeffrey Walkenford maybe also found

  1. diamondlil16 September 16, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    I wouldn’t consider it closed/resolved without official results. Is there a way you could notate human remains found, +ID pending on his case file?

    • Meaghan September 16, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Usually in cases like these I’ll pull the case and put up a resolved notice that says something like “The identification hasn’t been confirmed with DNA/dental records, but they found his belongings with the remains.”

  2. Andy Stout September 16, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    To play as devil’s advocate, the man could have killed Mr. Walkenford, took his things, and then himself died later. I don’t think that’s what happened–I think this probably IS Mr. Walkenford–but I’m just proposing a hypothesis by which it might not be, so I would wait for a positive identification.

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