Late Tuesday night, officers responded to the 4600 block of East 4th Ave. for a report of an unconscious person. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene, which is a a home in a neighborhood in Russian Jack.
The Medical Examiner has since determined that the victim sustained trauma to the upper body. The type of trauma is still being investigated. Detectives believe this is an isolated incident and is not random violence.
The investigation was changed to a homicide investigation. This is Murder #32 for 2019 for Anchorage.