Police seek ‘person of interest' in Eagle River death

Tegan Hanlon

Anchorage police are asking the public to help them find a "person of interest" after a man was found dead in his Eagle River townhouse in December.

Police said detectives need to speak with Brett William Hopper, 29, but have been unable to locate him, according to an email from Anita Shell, police spokeswoman.

Hopper was an acquaintance of 32-year-old Andrew Conn. Conn was found dead on Dec. 7 in his home on Mountain Vista Drive, Shell said.

Police initially referred to the death as a homicide, but after receiving autopsy results, changed it to a death investigation with "suspicious circumstances," Shell said.

"I can't say the details on that because it's an open investigation," she said.

Shell said police are not considering Hopper a suspect, but believe he may know details about the death.

"There's just loose ends that we need to tie up," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police detective John Foraker at 786-2455 or police at 786-9000.

Reach Tegan Hanlon at thanlon@adn.com or 257-4589.