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Juneau police find 3 bodies on vessel anchored offshore over course of 3 days

JUNEAU — Three people in Juneau were found dead over the course of three days on board a vessel anchored offshore, police said Saturday.

The Juneau Police Department said in a statement that a 34-year-old woman reported Wednesday that she found her 51-year-old friend, Curtis Edwin Anderson, dead on board the Dusky Rock. His body was sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.

Two days later, police received a report of another death on the vessel, which was still anchored offshore at Savikko Park, locally referred to as Sandy Beach.

Responding authorities found two dead women on board, including the 34-year-old who reported her friend dead days earlier. The other woman was 28. Both women were Juneau residents. Their bodies were also sent to Anchorage for autopsies.

No one else was on the boat. Firefighters checked for harmful fumes but found none. They towed the vessel to Aurora Harbor.

Initial investigations showed no signs of foul play, according to police. Police said the use of controlled substances may have contributed to the deaths but did not elaborate further in their statement.