On Thursday morning, JPD Officer Austin Thomas and Officer Taylor Davis walk the fielded area which was blocked off by crime scene tape. Multiple tents and a police vehicle sat in the field where the tape surrounded, another police vehicle sat in a dirt parking area. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

On Thursday morning, JPD Officer Austin Thomas and Officer Taylor Davis walk the fielded area which was blocked off by crime scene tape. Multiple tents and a police vehicle sat in the field where the tape surrounded, another police vehicle sat in a dirt parking area. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Death investigation continues

Autopsy scheduled for Friday; no arrests made

Police on Friday offered little new information on the investigation into the death of a Juneau woman whose body was found near Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei, also known as Brotherhood Bridge Trail, on Wednesday.

The woman has been identified as 55-year-old Faith Marie Rogers, according to the Juneau Police Department, and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

[Police: Death being investigated as homicide]

In an email, JPD spokesperson Erann Kalwara said she could not share details related to the cause of death, the number of crime scenes suspected of being connected to the death or the number of tips that police have so far received. She said no suspects are in custody and no arrests had been made as of Friday afternoon.

Kalwara said an autopsy was scheduled for Friday at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage. She said autopsy results often take 6-8 weeks, but stated preliminary results may come sooner depending on how the examination goes.

[No arrests made as death investigation continues]

She said JPD is continuing to investigate and will review the case with updates early next week and release more information as it becomes available.

Police encouraged people who witnessed unusual activity on Wednesday afternoon in the area to contact the department at (907)-586-0600. Anonymous tips can be made online through www.juneaucrimeline.com.

“Personal safety is always important. The public should strive to be aware of their surroundings, walk in pairs or groups in well lit, populated areas, remove themselves promptly from potentially unsafe or uncomfortable situations and report any suspicious encounters to JPD,” Kalwara said.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807. Follow her on Twitter at @clariselarson.

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