2 found dead at Parks Highway campground
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the deaths of two people found at a state campground north of Talkeetna, in a case with few details immediately available.
Troopers responded at about noon Tuesday to a report of “a deceased male and female” in the Byers Lake Campground, off Mile 147 of the Parks Highway, according to an online dispatch issued Friday.
“The two deceased people have been tentatively identified but investigators are awaiting positive identification from the [state medical examiner’s office] to release their identification,” troopers wrote. “Investigation into the manner and cause of death is ongoing.”
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said the bodies had been discovered by a state maintenance worker. She declined to say where at the campground they were found, pending further examination. Investigators have contacted the families associated with the tentative identifications, as troopers learn more about how the people died.
"We haven't exactly ruled out foul play, but that doesn't mean it is expected," Peters said.
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