FBI seeks weapons info in Kodiak shootings

ANCHORAGE — Federal authorities are seeking the public’s health in the ongoing investigation of a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island.

The FBI and U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service on Tuesday sought information about weapons.

In a release, officials say they want to talk to anyone in Alaska who sold, traded or transferred Smith and Wesson .44 caliber models 29 and 629, or any .44 magnum Taurus model.

Those with information should call 1-800-225-5324.

Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and Richard Belisle were shot to death on April 12. Belisle was a former chief petty officer who continued service to the Coast Guard as a civilian employee.

There have been no arrests.


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Ketchikan theater named for Elizabeth Peratrovich

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