Police identify woman found dead at Russian Jack park

Casey Grove

Police say a woman died inside a tent at Russian Jack Springs Park in East Anchorage late Friday.

Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker identified the woman as Janice Eikemo, 54. He said she had reportedly suffered from cancer and had been drinking during the day Friday until going to sleep about 4 p.m.

A call came in just before 7 p.m. that Eikemo was found dead in a tent near East Sixth Avenue and Boniface Parkway.

"She was sleeping in a tent with her son and some other folks," Parker said. "(The son) woke up and found her dead."

There was nothing suspicious about the death, Parker said.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.

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