Quilcene: Authorities investigating link between skull and disappearance of Bremerton woman

QUILCENE — The human skull found near Rices Lake more than a week ago may belong to a Kitsap County woman who disappeared in 1997 under mysterious circumstances.

Renowned table shuffleboard player Chris Danke was reported missing from Bremerton on Nov. 1, 1997, just one day after her boyfriend died in a suspicious crash in Jefferson County.

Danke, who was 37 years old at the time, was described as a white female standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Bremerton police said Tuesday that they are working together to determine if there is a link between the remains and the suspicious disappearance of Danke.

“At this point, we don’t know if its her,” Jefferson County Undersheriff Ken Sukert said. “It’s one possibility. There are thousands of missing people out there all the time.”

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The rest of the story appears in Wednesday’s Peninsula Daily News Jefferson County edition. Click on SUBSCRIBE to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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