Injuries found on Juneau mayor’s body

Juneau Police Department communications manager Erann Kalwara confirmed that injuries were discovered on Mayor Greg Fisk’s body. She couldn’t share the details about the nature of the injuries.

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An autopsy for the late Juneau mayor is scheduled for Wednesday. Juneau Police have said they can’t determine a cause of death for 70-year-old Greg Fisk without those results.

Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Greg Smith)
Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Greg Smith)

Fisk was discovered dead inside his home on Kennedy Street on Monday afternoon.

Juneau police spokesperson Erann Kalwara says his son, Ian Fisk, had gone to the house because Fisk had missed several appointments during the day. He saw his father’s body through a window.

“Ian approached the residence and noticed from the outside of the residence what had happened. And his father, the mayor was in the front room area of the residence.”

Kalwara says Fisk had sustained injuries. Juneau police are not ruling out or confirming if the injuries were due to an accident or other trauma.

Soon after Fisk was found dead, rumors began spreading around town about a possible assault or beating.

“We’re unable to share a lot of information about where those injuries were or what they involved. However, they were not consistent with a gunshot wound or anything of that nature. It’s not out of question that the injuries could’ve been caused by a natural event or an accident. We don’t know that it’s definitely criminal in nature.

Kalwara says Fisk’s home is still an active investigation scene. Police plan on again keeping an officer there overnight.

After the autopsy is conducted, Kalwara says police will know more about the cause of death. Preliminary information is expected later this week. Juneau Police Department remains the sole investigator on the death despite offers for assistance.

City meetings scheduled for Monday night were cancelled. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker assumed the mayor’s role and has added the missed agenda items to the assembly’s next regular meeting onDec. 21.

Prior to his death, Fisk was scheduled to be out of the office Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.