Update: Missing Kake resident found deceased

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Search and rescue efforts have been underway in Kake for a man who has been missing since Friday, he was located deceased Monday.

    Update 10/18: a SEADOGS team located Dalton deceased approximately 2.5 miles from his vehicle Monday morning at 11:40 a.m.

    According to the Trooper dispatch, it appears Dalton succumbed to the elements.

    Dalton’s body is being transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for autopsy.

    Next of kin has been notified.

    Original 10/17:Troopers had received a report late Saturday afternoon at 7:27 p.m. that 55-year-old Kake resident David Dalton was missing.

    Dalton was last seen Friday at about noon, his pickup was located Saturday near Sitkum creek.

    Search teams searched the area near the pickup and found some items that belonged to Dalton about 50 yards from the truck. Within a 2 mile radius of the truck, thermal infra-red technology was used by the Coast Guard during the search.

    There was a report of a possible flare sighting near the landfill and T-Junction, however, the Coast Guard and search teams were unable to find any signs of people nearby.

    Seadogs are flying two K-9 teams to Kake to continue the search.

    Members of Sitka Mountain Rescue are also assisting with the search.

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