UPDATE: On 5/3/19, a Palmer Grand Jury indicted Adam Drew, age 24 of Big Lake, for Murder 1, two counts of Murder 2, Kidnapping, and Misconduct Involving Weapons 3rd related to the disappearance of Dolly Hampton. The investigation into Hampton’s disappearance began on December 6th, 2018 when she was reported missing by family members (AK18086642). After several months of investigation by Mat-Su GIU, SCIU, Palmer CSU, Anchorage ABI/TCU, and Mat-Su Drugs, the investigation determined Drew was responsible for her kidnapping and death. Drew has been incarcerated on separate, unrelated charges since 1/3/19. His arraignment for the charges related to murder and kidnapping is set for 5/8/19 at 2:30 p.m.
Update: On 4/10/19 the State Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the remains as that of Dolly Hampton, 57 of Wasilla. The SME determined the manner of death to be homicide. A suspect in her disappearance and death has been identified. The suspect is currently incarcerated for an unrelated crime and the investigation is ongoing. Next of kin has been notified. Hampton was reported missing 12/6/2018 by a family member (AK18086642). She was last known to be in the Wasilla area.
Original release: On 4/3/19, at approximately 8 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a remote area of Big Lake after receiving a report that human remains had been located. Due to exposure to the elements, positive identification of the remains was impossible. The remains were collected and sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office. Investigation continues.