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Dog Leads Hiker To Remains Of Missing Person

The Daily Caller logo The Daily Caller 11/9/2021 Kevin Harness
LONGREACH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Rusty an Australian blue cattle dog sits on the back of Kinnon & Co's Cobb & Co Stage Coach on March 25, 2011 in Longreach, Australia. Queensland recently suffered a series of extreme floods from December 2010 to January 2011, affecting more than 200,000 people across more than 70 towns. The State is recovering and after the flooding, many areas of outback Queensland are now thriving with the resulting effect on wildlife and flora being described as once-in-a-generation. With tourism vital to the State's economy, the Queensland and Australian government have committed AUD10 million in emergency tourism funding to promote travel to the state, highlighting Queensland as "open for business". (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) © [Not the dog from the story] Mark Kolbe/Getty Images LONGREACH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Rusty an Australian blue cattle dog sits on the back of Kinnon & Co's Cobb & Co Stage Coach on March 25, 2011 in Longreach, Australia. Queensland recently suffered a series of extreme floods from December 2010 to January 2011, affecting more than 200,000 people across more than 70 towns. The State is recovering and after the flooding, many areas of outback Queensland are now thriving with the resulting effect on wildlife and flora being described as once-in-a-generation. With tourism vital to the State's economy, the Queensland and Australian government have committed AUD10 million in emergency tourism funding to promote travel to the state, highlighting Queensland as "open for business". (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

An Alaskan hiker took a dog out for a walk Sunday, however the pet took off and eventually led its owner to the remains of a person who had been missing for a month.

The hiker stumbled upon the remains and, while it was not a whole body, there was enough to identify the remains as belonging to Doug Farnsworth, KTOO reported.

Farnsworth had been missing since late September. Authorities could only go on a truck that he had been driving and which was found near Perseverance Trail, near downtown Juneau, according to KTOO.

A search and rescue mission was conducted by Alaska State Troopers, the Coast Guard, and a local canine group but none of them were able to find Farnsworth. Ground searches were mainly conducted by Farnsworth’s family and friends for the past month, according to the outlet.

“I was really upset last night,” Kiersten Farnsworth said after hearing that her brother’s remains were found, according to KTOO. “I’d say the hardest part is calling family member after family member, re-explaining everything.” She added that the “dog deserves a trophy.”

A medical examiner in Anchorage will the determine cause of death as an investigation into the death continues, according to the outlet. Kiersten also looking for the hiker who found her brother, so that she can provide the $5,000 reward her family offered for any information on her brother’s disappearance, according to KTOO.

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