Cold Case Explorations

Researching Cold and Unsolved Cases from the US and Beyond

Alaska Cold or Unsolved Cases

Alaska’s long history is marked by unsolved disappearances, unexplained phenomena, and perplexing crimes that continue to baffle both local authorities and armchair detectives alike. Legends and lore are also deeply ingrained in the last frontier’s culture and heritage.

Against the backdrop of icy fjords and towering mountains, these unresolved cases beckon those with an appetite for intrigue to explore the depths of the unknown. Join us as we venture into the heart of Alaska’s unsolved enigmas, sifting through the clues and speculating on the stories that have endured through time, reminding us that even in the most remote corners of the world, the truth can remain elusive. Here is a list of cold or unsolved cases in the state of Alaska (AK) that I’ve written about:

Fandel Children

Missing since September 4, 1978 from Sterling, AK. In 1978, two children (Scott and Amy Fandel) disappeared from their cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve never been seen or heard from again.

Portlock, AK

A seaside town with several industries was abandoned in the late 1940s after a string of strange deaths and disappearances, with some attributing the deaths to the paranormal.

Alaskan Cities I’ve Written About

This section provides an alphabetically-sorted list of cities in Alaska where the cases I’ve written about took place, along with the year in which the cases began.

Portlock, AK

Sterling, AK