Sitka man found dead on trail

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old Sitka man whose body was found on a local trail.

Reports say Gregory Killinger had apparently gone on a day hike on the Mount Verstovia trail when he died, apparently of natural causes.

The body of the longtime U.S. Forest Service was found Sunday evening on the trail by another hiker who was heading down the mountain.

Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt says the body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage. Schmitt says there is nothing suspicious about the death.

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