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Police name man found dead near Midtown intersection

  • Author: Chris Klint
  • Updated: January 31, 2017
  • Published January 30, 2017

Anchorage Police Department officers conduct a death investigation along Benson Boulevard on Monday morning, Jan. 30, 2017, near A Street. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)

Update 12:15 p.m. Tuesday: Anchorage police have identified a man found dead Monday morning near Benson Boulevard and A Street.

The body of Dale Wardlow, 30, was found at about 9:40 a.m. Monday, under a tree near the heavily trafficked Midtown intersection, according to police spokesperson Renee Oistad.

Oistad said there were no signs of foul play at the scene where Wardlow's body was discovered.

"He was not dressed for the weather," Oistad said.

Wardlow's next of kin have been notified, Oistad said. An autopsy and toxicology tests are pending on the body.

Original story: Anchorage police are investigating the death of a person found outside Monday morning near a heavily trafficked area of Midtown.

Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said dispatchers were informed of the discovery, outside the Pizza Hut restaurant at the corner of Benson Boulevard and A Street, at about 9:40 a.m.

Officers where the body was found, under a tree next to a sidewalk, were holding a sheet to shield it from public view Monday morning.

There wasn't any immediate word on the person's identity, Oistad said, but no initial signs of foul play were reported.

Erik Hill contributed information to this story.

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