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Russian, Utah authorities seek next of kin for fallen WWII soldier

Salt Lake police

Russian and Utah authorities are looking for the grandson of Senior Lt. Anton Fomich Skripko (pictured), a Soviet soldier from WWII whose stays have been lately situated in Russia. The soldier’s grandson, Anton Eduardovich Skripko, relocated to the United States and at one level lived in Utah. Anyone with knowledge is requested to touch Salt Lake police by way of emailing amberly.crowford@slcgov.com or by way of calling 801-799-3565.

SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities in Utah are asking for assist discovering the one identified relative of a World War II Soviet soldier whose stays have been lately present in Russia.

The stays of Senior Lt. Anton Fomich Skripko have been discovered final August in Karelia, Russia, by way of the Association of Search Group Keepers as the crowd used to be prospecting within the village, in keeping with Salt Lake police detective Matt Roper.

Dog tags recognized the stays as the ones of a person indexed as lacking for the previous 75 years.

The team went on to find that Skripko’s son used to be deceased, which means his simplest identified descendant is a grandson who stocks his title, Roper stated. Anton Eduardovich Skripko, who would now be 53 years previous, relocated to the United States and at one level lived in Utah.

Russian authorities have now reached out to Utah legislation enforcement so as to to find the grandson to tell him his grandfather’s stays were situated and to go back to his circle of relatives his property and an award he earned.

“It’s prestigious enough that they’re reaching out this far,” Roper stated.

So a long way police were unsuccessful of their seek for the grandson, however Roper stated officials are doing no matter they may be able to to search out him.


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“Whenever we come across deceased persons, we do our best to attempt to identify the next of kin,” Roper stated. “In this case, the Soviets were our allies during World War II, and as far as we know this is a current U.S. citizen, so we’re trying to give him the courtesy that we would any other citizen.”

Anyone with details about Anton Eduardovich Skripko is requested to touch Salt Lake police by way of emailing amberly.crowford@slcgov.com or by way of calling 801-799-3565. Callers must discuss with case quantity 18-31953.

Contributing: Peter Samore

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