ANCHORAGE (KTUU) UPDATED: Tuesday, April 11:
Alaska State Troopers reported Tuesday that the body found Monday afternoon near Beluga Point has been positively identified by the State Medical Examiner as Kevin Thibodeau.
Troopers say no foul play is suspected.
A body that was discovered Monday afternoon near Beluga Point has been tentatively identified as Kevin Thibodeau, according to Alaska State Troopers.
The 36 year old was last seen in the area on April 5, when he allegedly threatened someone with a gun. The situation escalated when he fired off shots. APD Swat and troopers responded to the scene, due to safety concerns authorities shut down the Seward Highway in that area for several hours while they searched for Thibodeau.
He was not found in the days following.
Just after 3 p.m. Monday, Troopers received a report that a body was located in the water near Beluga Point. Troopers responded as well as the Anchorage Fire Department.
A short time later, Thibodeau was tentatively identified. Next of kin has been notified. The remains were transported to the State Medical Examiner's office for a positive identification and an autopsy.
The investigation continues.