Speculation rife after mayor of Juneau found dead

Speculation rife after mayor of Juneau found dead
Downtown Juneau. (Image: Oasis Cruise)

[Ed. – Juneau may be a goofy little place, but it is the capital of Alaska.  Finding mayors dead in their homes isn’t so awful darned common either.]

Authorities in Alaska’s capital city on Tuesday were investigating the mysterious death of Juneau’s new mayor –  and trying to tamp down intrigue swirling around the case.

Mayor Greg Fisk’s adult son, Ian, found the body at his dad’s home Monday afternoon and called 911, Juneau Police Department (JPD) spokesman Erann Kalwara said. …

Kalwara said authorities hoped an autopsy would determine the cause of death for Fisk, 70, who owned a fisheries consulting firm. …

Fisk’s death came two weeks after a double murder shocked the city of about 32,000 people. Police Chief Bryce Johnson told the Empire there was no apparent connection to the Nov.15 shootings.

Last month, Fisk easily defeated then-mayor Merrill Sanford. Fisk lived in Alaska since 1959 and was a 34-year resident of Juneau, a city at the base of Mount Juneau where the terrain is so rugged the city can’t be reached by roads.

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