Body of missing man found in Ketchikan identified

    KETHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body found underneath a fish processing plant in Ketchikan as that of a man who was reported missing in January.

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 6:45am by Lori James

    KETHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body found underneath a fish processing plant in Ketchikan as that of a man who was reported missing in January.

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the body was identified as Thomas Booth on Monday. A cause and manner of death haven't been released.

    Booth was found dead May 10 by fish plant employees, who had been doing work on the structure. Police Chief Alan Bengaard says the body appeared to have been in the water for a substantial period of time and was pushed underneath the property by a high tide.

    Booth's girlfriend had reported him missing Jan. 5. Police obtained his cell records, but a May 7 search based on that data hadn't turned up any sign of him.

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