David Mason 8/21/96 Thunderbird Falls Climber Fall

Body May Be That of Teen

ADN, 8/22/96

Anchorage police tentatively identified a body found Wednesday morning near Thunderbird Falls as that of a 15-year-old Anchorage boy. Police recovered the body about 150 feet down a cliff near the falls. Police spokeswoman JoAnn Brandlen said police do not suspect foul play. Police made the tentative identification by checking reports of missing juveniles, said police Lt. Bill Miller. A state medical examiner was called to the scene, and an autopsy will be conducted today, police said.