Iowa man asphyxiated in tent

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2000

TOK, Alaska (AP) -- An Iowa man who had been camping near the Taylor Highway was found dead Monday, Alaska State Troopers said.

Bruce Petersen, 41, of DesMoines, had apparently been operating a propane heater inside his tent without proper ventilation and asphyxiated, troopers said.

Investigators said there was no indication of foul play.

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