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Troopers: Man found dead in Butte was homicide victim

PALMER — The body found Saturday in the Jim Creek recreation area of Butte was 36-year-old Weston Gladney of Anchorage, troopers said Tuesday.

Gladney's death is being investigated as a homicide, troopers said.

Someone using a trail near Sullivan Avenue and Caudill Road found the body and notified authorities Saturday afternoon.

Gladney's next of kin have been notified. Troopers asked anyone with information about his whereabouts for the past week to call them at 907-352-5401.

Zaz Hollander

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