Family finds closure in remains from sunken boat, the Seattle-based F/V Arctic Rose

Six days before Christmas, the doorbell rang at Kathy and David Meincke’s home. Two women were at the door, FBI agents, who pulled out their badges to identify themselves and gave the couple some stunning news. Five years earlier, fishermen had brought up three bones from the bottom of the Bering Sea. One bone, a tibia, had finally been identified through DNA analysis. It was the remains of the Meinckes’ son, Jeff, the FBI agents told them. He died on April 2, 2001, when his fishing vessel, the Seattle-based Arctic Rose, went down. All 15 crew members were lost in the worst U.S. fishing industry disaster of the past half-century. Read the rest here 15:53

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