ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Police suggests on Tuesday that Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk might have been victim of foul play. Although the autopsy is yet to be performed and his actual death cause remains unknown, the police informed that theories involving suicide, drugs and gunshots have been ruled out.
The mayor was found death on Monday at his downtown home by his son Ian Fisk, as he went to check on his father after noticing he had missed appointments that day. Police have discovered undisclosed injuries on his body, which they think might have been caused by a fall, but they did not give further details of the location or nature of the injuries.
Police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said there could be several reasons for them. Fisk, 70, lived alone and there was no evidence of forced entry. Kalwara did affirm that nothing at the scene suggested there was gunshot or drugs involved, which means that there is no evidence to say that the mayor killed himself.
“We sincerely appreciate the support of the community and we recognize that, as would be the case with any public figure, his death brings a lot of attention,” said Ian Fisk, the mayor’s son. “At this time we have no reason to speculate as to the cause of his death and are awaiting the results of his autopsy. Meanwhile I will not be responding to any further media requests of any kind, and ask for your understanding.”
Regarding his plans, Fisk was seeking to improve development of the capital’s waterfront. Moreover, he asked the federal government to restore jobs that had been translated from Juneau to Seattle, according to Bob King, a veteran of Alaska politics.
Deputy Mayor Mary was named acting mayor under state law. Greg Fisk was sworn in October 20, beating Merrill Sanford with nearly two-thirds of the vote after a successful door-to-door campaign he carried out by listening the voter’s concerns.
He was a former fisheries expert for the state’s Commerce Department. Over the past ten years, Fisk served as civic activist on several Juneau boards and commissions. In 1959, he moved to Alaska, and lived in the capital for 34 years.
Source: NBC News