Juneau, Alaska Mayor Found Dead

Juneau, Alaska Mayor Found Dead

( 4UMF NEWS ) Juneau, Alaska Mayor Found Dead:

The mayor of Juneau, Alaska, was found dead at his home Monday afternoon, authorities said, nearly two months after the 70-year-old ousted the state capital's incumbent.

Greg Fisk was found by his adult son dead inside his downtown Juneau home at 3:34 p.m. local time, according to investigators.

A cause of death has not been determined pending an autopsy though police quickly dismissed rampant social media rumors alleging an assault took place.

“Those rumors are speculation,” Juneau police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in a statement.

An autopsy is not expected to be completed for several days.

Fisk, a former fisheries consultant, was elected by a vast majority of voters in October to lead more than 32,000 residents 575 miles southeast of Anchorage.

Juneau city officials will reconvene Tuesday to decide how to operate without Fisk, KTOO reported.