From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #210929-07
*** Updated 11/08/2021 ***
On 11-07-2021, at about 2:00 PM, the Juneau Police Department received a report from a hiker on the Flume trail that their dog had located the remains of a human body in the woods. The hiker reported their dog had run off trail, so they followed it and that is when they found the remains. Officers responded and located the body about 100 yards up the hill from the Flume trail, near the area of Irwin Street. Clothing items consistent with those worn by Douglas Farnsworth when he went missing were located amongst the remains. A cell phone and firearm were also located near the remains and they are believed to have been in Farnsworth's possession. The body will be sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Anchorage for an autopsy. This case is still under investigation.
The Juneau Police Department is attempting to locate 32-year-old Juneau resident Douglas Austin Martin Farnsworth. His family reported him missing on 09/29/21. On 10/01/21, a Chevrolet pickup believed to have been driven recently by Mr. Farnsworth was found parked in the area of Basin Road, at the Flume trail.
Following the initial report, JPD began a missing persons investigation to locate Mr. Farnsworth. During the course of that investigation, JPD obtained video surveillance of the Chevrolet pickup Mr. Farnsworth was believed to be driving, going across the bridge on Basin road on 09/30/21 at 4:30 AM; the pickup was headed towards the area where the vehicle was later located. No other vehicles were observed driving in the area around this same time. Later that same morning, at about 7:00 AM, Mr. Farnsworth was observed on camera, walking alone on the Flume trail, away from the area where the Chevrolet pickup was later located.
A photo of Douglas Farnsworth can be viewed on the JPD Facebook page. Mr. Farnsworth is described as a native male, with brown hair. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.
This case is still under investigation. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Farnsworth, please contact the Juneau Police Department on our business line at (907) 586-0600. Anonymous tips cane be made at www.juneaucrimeline.com.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.