Two men found dead at Valley of the Moon park, police say homicide

In Anchorage, two men are dead in what appears to be a double homicide over the weekend at a popular park.

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Anchorage Police say they got a call shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, reporting a deceased individual on the bike path in Valley of the Moon park. While searching the area, investigators found a second person. Both victims are male, and police said both deaths appear to be homicides.

No one is in custody, and police said they won’t release any additional details on the case until more facts are confirmed.

This puts the number of violent deaths in the municipality at 27 — more than took place in all of 2015, but with more than four months remaining in the year.

Two of this year’s deaths were from officer-involved shootings, which some said ought to be counted as separate incidents from homicides.