A University of Alaska Fairbanks student is dead, the apparent victim of an accident.
UAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes says the body of the 48 year old male student, was found on a campus parking lot this morning.
“Police received a call shortly after 8:00 this morning. Someone was parked inthe parking lot and saw a man on the ground outside a vehicle there,” Grimes said. They responded and the man was deceased. It appears to be and accidental and self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Grimes says the student’s name and hometown are being withheld until next of kin have been notified. She stresses that the investigation is just beginning. UAF Counseling has been notified and is available to help members of the university community.