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Man found dead on Petersburg street

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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2005

JUNEAU (AP) — Petersburg police are investigating as a homicide the death of a 29-year-old man whose body was found on a one-way street in the middle of town.

The body was found between 2 and 5 a.m. Friday.

Police had hoped to release the victim's name Sunday but were still waiting for confirmation of his identity to notify next of kin, Chief Dale Stone told the Juneau Empire.

Stone would not comment on the nature of the man's death. Alaska State Troopers, the Coast Guard and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officials helped Petersburg police process the crime scene.

''I believe the autopsy has been completed, but I haven't seen the report,'' Stone said.

The body was discovered near Sing Lee Alley, between the Helse building and a bar, Kito's Kave, according to the police department. Sing Lee Alley is named after Sing Lee, a Petersburg businessman killed on the street in the early 1930s.

His body was discovered in the same general location as the homicide Friday, Stone said.

Sing Lee Alley is a one-way street through a historic business area. The street is off Nordic Drive, the city's main thoroughfare.

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Information from: Juneau Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com



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