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Troopers investigate suspicious death in Kake

Alaska State Troopers are in Kake investigating a suspicious death. According to State Troopers, they received a report that a body had been discovered shortly before midnight on Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Megan Peters said Wednesday morning that the body was found in the community, but has not provided further information on the case.

According to Peters, the local EMS responded and confirmed that the individual was deceased. 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 to investigate.

She said the individual had not yet been positively identified.

There is no police department or village public safety officer in Kake, which is a remote community of about 600 people on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island.

UPDATE: As of 5:30pm today (Wednesday, 2/6/2013), the Alaska State Troopers had not released any more information. KCAW News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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