Missing Ketchikan Woman Found Deceased at Ward Lake

Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan, Alaska By: Mark Brennan

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – On June 10, Alaska State Troopers were notified of a possible missing person. Christiana Watt, 48, of Ketchikan, was reported missing and believed to be in the Ward Lake area. Her vehicle was found in the Ward Lake parking lot, with her cell phone, wallet, and ID inside.

Search efforts were conducted by the Alaska State Troopers, the United States Forest Service, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, and SEADOGS. After extensive searches on land, water, and underwater using search teams, K9s, sonar, and remotely operated vehicles, the search was suspended due to a lack of new information.

On Monday morning, Christiana Watt’s body was recovered from Ward Lake. A person walking the trail around the lake spotted the body near the shore. Christianna’s family has been notified.