Juneau police do not suspect foul play in the death of 65-year-old Juneau man Timothy Volwiler. Volwiler’s body was found on Friday afternoon near the beach on North Douglas.
“It appears that he was just on a walk with his dog,” said Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara. Volwiler had been walking on either Rainforest Trail or Outer Point Trail.
Volwiler owned a German Shepherd, which was retrieved by Animal Control. The dog spent one night at the shelter and was picked up on Saturday by Volwiler’s friends, Animal Control said.
Kalwara said Volwiler’s death didn’t appear traumatic, and he likely died due to medical issues. Since it was an unattended death, his body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage.
Kalwara doesn’t know how long Volwiler’s body had been near the beach. “It was a citizen that was going for a walk that located him,” she said. The 911 call came in at 3:34 p.m. Friday.
Volwiler’s family, who do not live in Juneau, have been notified, police said.