August 30, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan were contacted Monday morning by the US Coast Guard reporting that a Baranoff Excursions skiff operator had located a body floating in Tongass Narrows near the Coast Guard base.
Coast Guard personnel retrieved and transported the body to Station Ketchikan. Troopers responded to the Coast Guard base.
The body is that of a white male between 50 and 60 years old. There was no identification on the body. The cause of death is unknown. The body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for autopsy.
There are no reported missing
persons in the Ketchikan area at this time. Anyone with information
as to who
Investigation of this case is continuing.
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