The Juneau Police Department is investigating a body found in the woods across from the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

The Juneau Police Department is investigating a body found in the woods across from the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Police investigating body found near ferry terminal

The body was recovered Tuesday afternoon

The Juneau Police Department is conducting a death investigation for a body found near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, said police spokesperson.

JPD received a call about the body at roughly 1 p.m. on Tuesday, said Lt. Krag Campbell in an email.

“JPD is conducting a death investigation in the wooded area across from the ferry terminal,” Campbell said. “No identification of the deceased has been made.”

It appeared that the body had been there for some time, Campbell said.

“(It’s) difficult to say if it is suspicious or not,” Campbell said. “(There was) nothing immediately recognizable as suspicious. Other than it shouldn’t be normal for a body to be in the woods.”

This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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