A fourth man in less than two weeks was found dead outside in Anchorage on Thursday late afternoon. The man, who has not been identified by the Anchorage Police Department, was near 3rd Avenue and Karluk Street close to where one man was found last week. He was a member of the homeless community. He’s the sixth member of that community to die recently. Two passed away in the hospital last week according to staff at Bean’s Cafe. Three died outdoors.
Police spokesperson Renee Oistad says no foul play is suspected, and the body will be autopsied. Paramedics did try to revive the man. Oistad says the number of death seems high because they happened in public places, but the number of death reports is not unusual for the department.