Last updated at 1:27 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4

The Fairbanks Police Department is investigating the death of a 44-year-old man found dead in the Interior city Friday.

According to the department, police were notified of a disturbance and person down at Third Avenue and Hall Street at 12:24 a.m. When they arrived, they found Fairbanks man Jose Alfonso Sifuentes-Morales dead in the in the road.

Fairbanks police said they’re not immediately releasing the specifics of how he died, only that he wasn’t killed in a hit and run.

“The Fairbanks Police Department is not publicly discussing possible suspects,” the release stated. “The public should be aware that there is a dangerous person(s) that poses a threat to the members of our community and to call 911 in the event you have possible suspect information.”

Anyone who has been in recent contact with Sifuentes-Morales or has information on his death is asked to call detective Peyton Merideth at 907-450-6553.

According to police, Sifuentes-Morales went by the nickname “Shorty.” His next of kin has been contacted.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.


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