UPDATED: Bodies believed to be missing snowmachiners found in Northwest Alaska

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The bodies of what's believed to be two missing snowmachiners have been found in Northwest Alaska.


David Miller, 38, and Rex Iyatunguk, 37, had been missing since late February, when they set out from Teller headed toward Nome. It's 72 miles one-way between the two communities.

A fundraising page for the search effort said the two bodies were found April 6 and that funeral arrangements were in motion. The City of Teller confirmed the news.

The bodies were found in an area known as Sinuk, a coastal area between Nome and Teller.

Alaska State Troopers say they are still waiting on official identification from the State Medical Examiner. Troopers say a snowmachine and body were found by a hunter Sunday afternoon about 6 miles southwest of the Sinuk River bridge. When Troopers responded, a second body was found.

The bodies are being sent for an autopsy.

Channel 2's Peggy McCormack contributed to this report.

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