Missing Palmer man found dead of apparent suicide
A Palmer man missing since Tuesday night was found dead Wednesday night near the Eagle River Nature Center of an apparent suicide.
Alaska State Troopers said the body of Neil Guggenmos, 47, was located at around 9 p.m. Wednesday by search-and-rescue teams, which helped the troopers and the State Medical Examiner recover the body “from a challenging location,” according to a trooper dispatch.
No foul play and next-of-kin have been notified, troopers said. The dispatch did not give details about exactly where the body was found.
Guggenmos was last seen Tuesday night, when he told his wife he was going to the movies, according to police. Instead, his wife found his car at the Eagle River Nature Center Wednesday morning, which triggered a search that included troopers, the Anchorage Police Department, park rangers and several volunteer rescue groups including the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group.