Anchorage police are asking for public help in identifying a man whose body was discovered near Campbell Airstrip Road Tuesday after he apparently shot himself.
APD spokesperson Dani Myren says that the man, who was wearing a gray jacket with a blue hood, was reported to police at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday after passersby found him near Fire Station 14. Police spokesperson Anita Shell said Tuesday that the man had suffered a gunshot wound and that a weapon was found at the scene, leading police to believe the wound was self-inflicted.
“The man is described as a muscularly built adult in his late 30s or early 40s,” Myren wrote in a Thursday statement. “He is 5’10” tall and around 240 pounds, with close cropped brown curly hair, brown eyes and of a medium-dark complexion. He has a thin mustache, a slight patch of hair below his bottom lip, and multiple tattoos.”
Police believe the man's death, which lacks any indications of foul play, may have Hawaiian connections.
“We found indications on his person that he had ties to Hawaii,” Myren said.
Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to call APD at 786-8900.
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