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Anchorage Police Department
Thursday March 12th, 2020 :: 05:24 p.m. AKDT

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UPDATE - Victim identified; Death Investigation; Thunderbird Falls Trail area (25321 Old Glenn Hwy)

Update on 3/12/20:
The victim has been identified as 32-year-old David C. Gauvreau.  Next-of-kin notification procedures have been completed.

While the exact cause of death is still under investigation, it is not believed to be criminal in nature.

Original:
On 3/6/20 at around 6:00 PM, Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the Thunderbird Falls Trailhead in reference to a citizen report of a deceased person.

The preliminary investigation found that a group of hikers were traveling along the Thunderbird Falls trail when they discovered what appeared to be a deceased person. Officers were able to confirm that one adult male victim was deceased at the scene. As officers thoroughly processed the scene, APD Homicide Detectives and the Crime Scene Team were also dispatched to conduct an investigation. While the cause of death is still under investigation, the death is suspicious in nature.

If you have any information about this incident, please call 3-1-1.

APD Case: 20-8007
 

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Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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