Remains found in Alaska identified as missing man

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2014 1:57 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say human remains found on a remote island are those of a missing French adventurer.

Alaska Dispatch News ( reports that 32-year-old Francois Guenot vanished in May after embarking on a kayaking trip to Perryville, a small community on the Alaska Peninsula.

The remains were found in September on Shuyak Island north of Kodiak.

Troopers said on Wednesday that the state medical examiner's office identified the remains using dental records.

Guenot, from Maiche, France, began appearing last year in southwest Alaska.

He told people he had walked, canoed and bicycled across Canada and through Alaska, and planned to reach Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.

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After he went missing, a kayak believed to be his was found in the Katmai National Park and Preserve in June.


Information from: Alaska Dispatch News,