ANCHORAGE -

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near Meadow Lakes Wednesday afternoon.

In a Thursday AST dispatch, troopers say the discovery was reported to troopers just after 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

“Palmer AST received a report that a body of an adult male was located in the woods in the Meadow Lakes area, off Pittman Road,” troopers wrote. “AST and Palmer (Alaska Bureau of Investigation) responded.”

AST spokesperson Megan Peters didn’t immediately provide further details on the circumstances of the case, citing the pending investigation.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for identification and autopsy.