Alaska Hunter Found Dead After 6 Days Potentially Poisoned by Unidentified Root
OutdoorHub Reporters 07.10.19
Alaska State Troopers are investigating after a man turned up dead during a bear hunting trip on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, but it doesn’t appear bears had anything to do with his death.
According to KTUU, Aleksandr Neverov claims he found the body of 39-year-old Viacheslav Akimenko almost a week after he went missing at Sturgeon Lagoon. Apparently, Akimenko abandoned the hunting party after becoming frustrated with the unrelenting weather conditions.
“He didn’t want anything to do with that island. It just got to him mentally,” Neverov said. “There was no argument, no fights, nothing like that.”
From the sound of it, leaving hunt camp early has become a repeating occurrence for Akimenko, except he usually returns after a few days.
Not this time..
See, the other thing Akimenko is notorious for in his circle of hunting buddies is picking things up and eating them without first confirming its toxicity. Sure enough, he was found with an unidentified root in his pocket that appeared to be chiseled for consumption.
“Some stuff I don’t know and I won’t put in my mouth, and he’ll cut a piece off and try it,” Neverov said remembering his friend.
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the case, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.