Camper found dead in Kotzebue

    Kotzebue, Alaska (KINY) A missing man was found dead not far from his camp site Tuesday.

    A dispatch from Alaska State Troopers said Jared Walker, 32, was found near Jones Camp about six miles north of Kotzebue.  A family member apparently made the discovery.  Troopers also report that Walker had been on a camping trip near the mouth of the Noatak River, not far from where his body was found.

    A search began Friday after it was reported that Mr. Walker was seven hours late from returning.  An autopsy is planned in the case.


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