Into the Wild - Chapter 10, Fairbanks Summary & Analysis

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An article from The New York Times, dated September 13, 1992, details the death of Chris McCandless. At the time of publication, McCandless's identity had not been fully ascertained and so is not disclosed in the excerpt.

Jim Gallien reads a similar article in the Anchorage Daily News on September 10. The article indicates the body was found twenty-five miles west of Healy on the Stampede Trail. With a sick feeling, Gallien realizes the dead youth is likely the same hitchhiker he picked up and delivered to the Stampede Trail. He calls the State Troopers to help identify the body, but so many calls have come in about the article that the troopers are skeptical. Gallien's persistence sways the trooper, as does a reference to "Galliean" [sic] in the dead hiker's journal. The officers have developed the film found in the dead man's camera...

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