Body recovered in Petersburg

    Petersburg, Alaska (KINY) Alaska Wildlife Troopers report a Petersburg man was found dead late Tuesday only hours after he had been reported missing by family members.

    Jase Payne, 24, was last seen on the dock of the Rocky Point Resort earlier in the day. 

    Wildlife Troopers, family members and the Petersburg Police Department had searched the Wrangell Narrows and several other areas for several hours without results.

    Around 11 pm, the body of Mr. Payne was found located near the dock, Troopers said.

    Authorities said they do not suspect foul play at this time.  The body was recovered and an autopsy will be performed.



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