UPDATE: Siblings found dead near Lemon Creek died from accidental drowning
Prelminary autopsy results have determined that the two siblings found dead in the Lemon Creek area this week had died of accidental drowning, Juneau police say.
George Young was found dead, lying face down in Lemon Creek near the Egan Drive Bridge, on Sunday. After a days-long search for his sister, Kristina Young, authorities located her on a beach near the 6000 block of the North Douglas Highway.
The completed report on the autopsies will not be available for at least six to eight weeks pending results from toxicology tests. Police say the investigation is still ongoing.
Kristina Young has been found dead on a beach near the 6000 block of the North Douglas Highway, Juneau Police announced Tuesday night. Family members have been notified police say.
“Kristina Young had signs of exposure to the elements, but there were no signs of foul play,” JPD wrote. “Her body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.”
Police say the investigation is still ongoing.
Alaska State Troopers have suspended search efforts for 36-year-old Kristina Young, who was reported missing after her
Troopers were called off the search at 4 p.m. on Monday, according to a dispatch posted online. However, the Juneau Police Department is still investigating the missing persons case, troopers say.
Police say Young’s brother, 40-year-old George Benjamin Young, was found dead lying face down in Lemon Creek near the Egan Drive Bridge at around 5 p.m. on Sunday. At a site nearby, police found personal items belonging to George and Kristina. Alcohol is believed to be factor in the case, police say.
Police, troopers and search dogs with the group SEADOGS, searched the Lemon Creek area for Kristina but have been unable to find her. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Juneau Police at (907) 586-0600.