Police, firefighters recover dead body found in Ship Creek

Published: May. 18, 2016 at 10:29 PM AKDT
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Emergency responders have recovered the body of a person who was found lying face down on a mud island in Ship Creek Wednesday evening.

Police were notified that the body had been found just before 9:30 p.m. According to officers on scene, the body was seen by a fisherman.

The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death, police said in a statement.

An APD sergeant on scene said preliminary information indicated that the cause of death was not suspicious and the body appeared to have been in the creek for some time.

"Additional information will be provided as more facts are confirmed in the investigation," police said.

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