Early Thursday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers recovered the body of a 34-year-old Ketchikan woman from the Tongass Narrows.
Troopers Spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the call came in at about 1 a.m.
“Troopers were notified that there was a body found by a person in a boat,” she said. “The body was found floating in the Tongass Narrows, about a quarter mile from the Coast Guard base.”
Ipsen said the victim has been identified as Angeline Tanya Dundas. Next of kin have been notified, and the body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
“At this time, Troopers do not suspect foul play is involved, but they are waiting on an autopsy to confirm this, and to determine the cause of death,” she said.
Results from the autopsy will take at least a couple of days.
Ipsen said Dundas was last seen alive just a few hours before her body was found.
“She’d not been reported missing before her body was discovered, and she was last seen alive about 10 p.m. (Wednesday),” she said.
Troopers continue to investigate Dundas’ death. Ipsen asks that anyone with information contact Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan.