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Little official information out in Kake death investigation

Alaska State Troopers were investigating a death in the Southeast Alaska city of Kake Wednesday but have provided few details about the case.

Kake is a community of around 600 people on Kupreanof Island about 40 miles from Petersburg. Troopers received a report of a body discovered there just after 11:30 Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday evening, troopers had not yet released information on the identity of the dead individual.

Agency spokesperson Megan Peters said the Alaska State Troopers from Juneau and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation from Anchorage, along with a crime scene response team from the State Crime Detection Laboratory responded to Kake. Peters said the investigators were not yet able to release information about the case because of the large number of rumors circulating in the small community.

Kake has no police department and is currently without a village public safety officer. Anyone with information in the case is encouraged to call the State Troopers in Ketchikan at 225-5118.

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