Man found dead on trail outside Aniak

Aniak. (Google Maps screenshot)
Aniak. (Google Maps screenshot)

An investigation into a death in Aniak has taken an odd turn, with someone else connected to the situation found dead yesterday.

Alaska State Troopers earlier in the week put out a missing person alert for Aniak resident Thomas “Tommy” Tom, after a yet-to-be-identified man was found dead in his house on Sunday.

Now Tommy Tom has been found dead, along a trail outside of Aniak.

Troopers report that the body of Tom was found in the woods. He was not wearing adequate winter clothing, and had apparently tried to start a camp fire.

There were no signs of foul play, but the body is being sent to the state medical examiners’ for an autopsy.

Thomas Tom was 57-years-old.

Troopers are still investigating the first Aniak death this week.