The body of 60-year-old Palmer resident Theodore Konyot was discovered by a family member, who reported the death around 8 p.m. Monday.
Update, Wednesday 5 p.m.
Konyot’s death has been determined to be a homicide, according to troopers.
An investigation is ongoing, but authorities are asking anyone with information to call Alaska State Troopers, Inv. Adams, at 746-9106. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Mat-Su Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.
ANCHORAGE – Alaska State Troopers are in the early stages of an investigation involving a suspicious death and a marijuana grow operation in the Mat-Su Valley.
According to trooper dispatch, the body of 60-year-old Palmer resident Theodore Konyot was discovered by a family member, who reported the death around 8 p.m. Monday. While the State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner of death, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said Konyot’s death is considered suspicious. Citing the pending investigation, Peters said she was unable to reveal any details regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A marijuana grow operation with 60 plants was also discovered on the property. Peters was unable to confirm Konyot’s connection to the operation.