Update: Elderly deceased man found at Cope Park

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Authorities are investigating a death at Cope Park.

    According to a press release, at approximately noon on Saturday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a dead body floating in Gold Creek, adjacent to Cope Park.

    Officers responded to the area and located the body of a deceased adult male. Officers are still working on confirming the identity of the male, and notifying next of kin. The male appears to be approximately 60-80 years old, and Alaskan Native.

    Responding officers found no injuries on the male that would be considered serious enough to cause death, and at this time, the cause of death doesn't appear to be suspicious.

    How the male ended up in the water is still unknown.

    The body will be sent to the Alaska State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and identification.

    The case is still under investigation.


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