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Woman's body found in Yukon River

Elyssa Loughlin

Alaska State Troopers were notified that an Alaska Native woman’s body was found on the Yukon River about 30 miles from Emmonak on Tuesday afternoon, June 27.

The woman has not yet been identified, but about 100 miles upriver from where the body was found, Kimberly Fitka O’Domin’s family has been searching for her since she went missing in the Yukon River village of Marshall on June 15.

Prairie Rose, an advocate from Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA who has been working with the family said that they believe it may be O'Domin.

Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Austin McDaniel wrote in an email that the woman’s body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and to be identified.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Alaska State Troopers found the body.

Francisco Martínezcuello was the KYUK News Reporting Fellow from November 2022 through January 2024. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
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