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Dog walker finds body near Palmer

Benjamin S. Brasch

A person walking a dog outside Palmer on Friday afternoon found a man's body, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday. Few details were being released and troopers said an autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.

A written report from the troopers said the body was discovered about 4:30 p.m. near Moose Creek, north of Palmer.

Troopers said the body had been tentatively identified but they were not releasing his name until he was positively identified by the state medical examiner. An autopsy will be conducted, troopers said.

The man was being sought by troopers on an outstanding felony warrant, and his vehicle had been found at Moose Creek in mid-August, troopers said.

The man's next of kin has been notified, troopers said.

This is the third body found in the Valley in the past week.

Shane Pickens, 41, of Wasilla was found in Wasilla last Friday, and Daniel Razo, 59, of Anchorage was found near Big Lake on Sunday. Foul play was not suspected in those deaths, troopers said.

Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said there is no connection between the three bodies.

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