Cause of death unknown for Sitka man, 39
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Police are looking into the cause of death for a Sitka man whose body was found early Monday morning.
Jason Shaffer, 39, died sometime between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, when his body was discovered inside the family home in the 2200 block of Sawmill Creek Road. Sitka police Lt. Barry Allen says there were NO signs of injury or foul play.
Shaffer had last been seen by his sister around 11 p.m. Sunday. They had been having a barbecue with friends.
His body is being sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for further investigation.
Shaffer was a 1992 graduate of Sitka High School, and worked at Baranof Realty as a broker.
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