This article has been updated.
Police confirmed a 34-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning near a Lemon Creek area car wash, according to Juneau Police Department.
JPD identified the man as 34-year-old John Lee Loper. The death is not considered suspicious, JPD said in a news release, and there is no public safety concern in connection to the death, which was due to a gunshot. Loper’s next of kin has been notified.
At 8:18 a.m. police received a report of a dead man outside of a business in the 5400 block of Bent Court. Upon arriving, Capital City Fire/Rescue and JPD confirmed the death of the man, according to JPD. Police worked with nearby businesses to gather evidence and determine the cause of death.
A firearm was located at the scene, and police were able to confirm the time of death, which was shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.
During the investigation, the area of Ralph Way and Bent Court was closed for about three hours, according to JPD.
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