(Darn! And my cousin and I were going to camp out @ Montana Creek this weekend!)
Alaska Daily Journal News
June 18, 2009
Authorities concerned; may issue warning soon
by Jack Fishburne
If you haven't heard of the latest report from ADFG, there is a tall, lanky and mentally unstable man who escaped from Talkeetna based Will Bettleton Mental Health facility two weeks ago; and whose last known whereabouts was west of the Parks Highway road bridge, at mile
marker 96.5 as it crosses Montana Creek.
Rumor has it that he is wearing a hockey mask, to hide oozing and leaking
flesh that loosely hangs off his face. That is not true. He is known as clean-shaven, and is thought to be wearing camouflage clothing to blend in with the creekside bushes, with a PETA patch wrapped around his left sleeve.
Authorities have attributed two recent deaths to this crazed man but further forsenic tests will rule out a possible black or brown bear attack. Also tests performed on crimped piano wire, empty two cycle oil plastic containers and chainsaw sharpening files found scattered around the victims will be available soon, upon request.
Instead of closing down the campground local authorities are keeping this
"Montana Creek Strangler's" identity secret until local authorities deem it
necessary to issue a warning to vacate the beloved, world-reknowned fishing grounds, according to State Trooper Tom Inez. In the meantime it may be best for all fishermen -- yes, that means YOU, and everyone else -- to remain either at home this weekend, or to fish elsewhere.