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Greg Fisk, Juneau Mayor Newly Elected, Found Dead at His Home

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By    |   Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 12:44 PM

Greg Fisk, the newly elected mayor of Juneau, Alaska, was found dead Monday afternoon at his home.

Fisk, 70, was elected in October and was just a few weeks into his term leading the state's capital. His body was found around 3:30 p.m. by his adult son, Ian Fisk, who called for emergency personnel, KTOO reported. Fisk had been out of contact all day, and his son went to his home to check on him.

Bryce Johnson, Juneau Police Department chief, told KTOO that Fisk's death is being investigated, and he called rumors that the mayor had been assaulted "speculation." He said there were other possibilities that could account for Fisk's death, and added there was no suspicion of suicide and no evidence anyone broke into the house.

"Our job is to make sure we preserve everything exactly in its condition, collect all the evidence, so when we get a cause of death we’re prepared to move forward from there," Johnson told the station. "I think the community deserves to know what happened and to have it investigated properly . . . As soon as we know, we’ll let everyone else know."

Deputy Mayor Mary Becker will take over Fisk's duties as mayor, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. During the campaign in which he soundly beat incumbent Merrill Sanford, Fisk had promised to diversify the city's economy after the election.

"He had great ideas about moving Juneau forward," assembly member Maria Gladziszewski told ADN. "It’s just shocking and a tragedy that he won’t be able to do that."

Fisk won the election by a 2-1 margin, and he was recognized for running a positive campaign, the newspaper said. He was so popular that even the incumbent Sanford praised him during the campaign, so much so that radio reporter Pete Carran asked Sanford who he would be voting for in the election, the news organization reported.

Many went online to share their grief and concern for the Fisk family.



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