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Woman finds body in Chester Creek

By KTVA CBS 11 News 12:11 PM February 1, 2014

Based on a preliminary investigation, police say, foul play is not suspected.

Update Wednesday, Feb. 5:

Anchorage police have identified the man found in Chester Creek as Thomas Evan, 39. His next of kin have been identified, police said, and a preliminary investigation did not find any signs of foul play.

Original story:

ANCHORAGE – A woman walking her dogs Saturday morning discovered a body lying in Chester Creek, police said.

Police received a call around 9:30 a.m. from the woman, who had been walking in the area west of 19th Avenue and C Street, according to a statement from police spokeswoman Anita Shell.

When officers arrived to the area, they found the body of a man, about 40 to 50 years old, “partially submerged in the creek,” Shell said.

Based on a preliminary investigation, Shell said, foul play is not suspected.

The man did not have any form of identification on him and was possibly homeless, police said.

The man was not there yesterday, according to witnesses regularly in the area.

His name will be released after he’s identified and his next of kin have been notified, police said.

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