UPDATE: Funeral Mass set for local jeweler shot in head

    The Funeral Mass for Duilio Antonio Rosales, a local jeweler shot and killed on a hunting trip near Juneau Sunday, will be held Saturday, May 21st at noon at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Atlin Street in Juneau.

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 6:34am by Lori James

    UPDATE:

    The Funeral Mass for Duilio Antonio Rosales, a local jeweler shot and killed on a hunting trip near Juneau Sunday, will be held Saturday, May 21st at noon at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Atlin Street in Juneau.

    In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations for burial and funeral expenses to take Duilio home to Nicaragua.

    Alaska State Troopers Information Officer Tim DeSpain says 53 year old Mark De Simone of Juneau has been charged with one count of 1st degree murder in the death of 34 year old Juneau resident, Dulio Rosales, at a remote cabin approximately 35 miles west of Juneau on Sunday, May 15th. He says Rosales died of a gunshot wound to the head.

    According to the Phoenix New Times, De Simone is a former Arizona legislator who resigned during his first term after being arrested on domestic violence chages. They also report that police say Rosales appeared to have been sitting on a picnic bench removing his boots when he was shot, as well as DeSimone allegedly told a witness at the scene that he admitted to the shooting.

    A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family of Rosales in funeral expenses.

    Cathy Johnson, a friend of the family, on Monday set up the donation account. The webpage says the money is to help with expenses for travel and funeral arraignments to send Tony home to his family in Nicaragua. His is survived by his wife Maria, and his daughters Ashley and Emily.

    According to the site, "Tony first came to Alaska in 2011. He was an amazing jeweler and he quickly found work at The Jewel Box doing what he loved."

    As of early Wednesday morning, the webpage showed 40 people contributed in the first day raising $3700.

    Donations can also be made at Wells Fargo Bank.

    ORIGINAL STORY:

    One person has been arrested after a deceased man was found at a remote cabin in Excursion Inlet, approximately 35 miles west of Juneau.

    Alaska State Troopers reported Monday night that they received notice from the Coast Guard at approximately 7:30 Sunday night.

    According to a dispatch report, Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers responded to the location and have taken an individual into custody.

    Subsequently Homicide charges have been filed.

    Investigators from the Alaska Bureau of Investigation are responding to the scene from Anchorage to assist in the investigation.

    Next of kin have been notified. The investigation is continuing.

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