The Arctic Sounder

Police investigate a death in Utqiagvik

North Slope Borough police are investigating a death that occurred in Utqiagvik early Sunday.

Local officials did not release the name of the person who died or any information about the incident and its nature. It is not clear whether there are any suspects and whether any arrests have been made.

“We would like to have a no comment on the situation due to the open investigation,” said the North Slope Borough Public Information Officer Araina Danner. “There are some family members who would like to not have any information (shared with) the press.”

More information about the case might be released in the upcoming days, Danner said.