Greg Fisk, the newly elected mayor of Juneau, Ala., was found dead at his home Monday afternoon of unknown causes. He was 70.

Mayor Greg Fisk Dies

Fisk’s adult son Ian Fisk found him collapsed on the floor of his home and subsequently called 911, reported the Juneau Empire. Fisk was declared dead at the scene, according to a statement from the Juneau Police Department.

Since news of Fisk’s death broke, there has been speculation about foul play being involved. As of yet, the police department has yet to turn up any possible leads. No sign of forced entry was found at the scene. There was also no evidence that Fisk had committed suicide.

“JPD is aware of rumors that an assault occurred in connection with Fisk’s death,” Kalwara said. “Those rumors are speculation. Detectives are actively investigating facts of the incident, and all evidence is being preserved and documented.”


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Police are hopeful that an autopsy will shed light on Fisk’s cause of death.

Fisk, who owned a fisheries consulting firm, easily defeated incumbent mayor Merrill Sanford in October’s election. Upon learning of Fisk’s death, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker issued a statement on Twitter.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mayor Greg Fisk,” Walker wrote. “He will be remembered for his dedicated service to the community of Juneau.”

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