Alaska State Troopers are heading to Kake to investigate a death in the small, Southeast village. They received the report just after 11:30 Tuesday night. As of mid-morning (Wednesday), Troopers had not yet arrived on the scene. Spokesperson Megan Peters confirmed that a body had been found in the community but could not yet provide much information on the case.
“The local EMS responded and confirmed that an individual was deceased,” according to Peters, “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, are responding to Kake to investigate. The individual has not yet been positively identified. Updated information will be made available when additional information is obtained by Troopers.”
There is no police department in Kake, which is a remote community of about 600 people on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island.
UPDATE: Peters says a trooper from Juneau has now arrived in Kake and ABI is en route.