Zoo closed while APD investigates death in parking lot

Police are investigating a man found dead in the parking lot of the Alaska Zoo. (KTUU)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a parking lot at the Alaska Zoo.

Police were called to the area just before 8 a.m. Monday. They found the man dead in the lower parking lot, near the digital reader-board sign for the Zoo.

The area has been closed off and APD says law enforcement crews will be on scene as they investigate.

The Alaska Zoo says it will be closed until further notice while police investigate. "We are unable to speculate as to what may have happened," Executive Director Pat Lampi wrote in a statement. Lampi said in the statement that no animals were involved in the incident.

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