Girl, 11, confirmed as fourth victim in Wrangell landslide

Overhead view of landslide debris across Zimovia Hwy. Photo credit to Alaska DOT&PF.

Wrangell, Alaska (KINY) – Two people remain missing.

At 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, the body of 11-year-old Kara Heller was recovered from the landslide debris.

A Scent Detection K-9 indicated on an area of the debris and with the assistance of an excavator, her body was recovered.

Next of kin and the State Medical Examiner’s Office have been notified. A scent detection K9 team remains on standby and will resume searching if new information or evidence leads to a specific search area.

The two Alaskans that remain missing since the landslide occurred:

  • 65-year-old Otto Florschutz
  • 12-year-old Derek Heller