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11-year-old girl identified as the fourth victim of Alaska landslide | Latest Updates


An 11-year-old girl’s body was recovered from a landslide in southeast Alaska that struck a remote fishing village. The girl, Kara Heller, was the fourth person confirmed killed by the landslide, which also claimed the lives of her parents and sister. The search is still ongoing for a third child and a neighbor. The landslide occurred in Wrangell, a fishing community of about 2,000 residents located on an island about 155 miles south of Juneau. Despite initial challenges, search and rescue efforts were eventually able to recover the latest victim’s remains. The aftermath of the landslide, which occurred during significant rainfall and heavy winds, left a wide dirt path running from the top of a nearby mountain down to the ocean, covering the coastal highway before reaching the sea.