Man found dead near Mulcahy Stadium, police say

Kyle Hopkins

Volunteers taking down signs for a charity walk Saturday morning found the body of a 55-year-old man under a Chester Creek bridge near Mulcahy Stadium, according to Anchorage police.

Police have not publicly identified the man. It remains unclear how he died, but so far it does not appear to involve criminal activity, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said.

Someone called 911 about 10:30 a.m., Shell said.

"He wasn't camping, but it looked like he had a jacket on that he was using as bedding," Shell said.

Police arrived and confirmed the man was dead, Shell said. The state medical examiner will likely conduct an autopsy to determine his cause of death, she said.

There was nothing the officers saw that made them think the death was suspicious, Shell said.

"There was nothing done to the body. There was no indication of suicide, no indication of foul play," she said. "(It was) possibly exposure, but that'll be for the medical examiner's office to make the call on."

Police will release the man's name once family members, who live elsewhere in Alaska, have been notified, Shell said.



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