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Rumors of bodies just that

Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rumors about a second dead body found in the Juneau snow are not accurate, according to area law enforcement officials.

The rumors began after the discovery of Juneau resident Keisha Oullis, 22, in the snow off to the side of the road in the 9000 block of Long Run Drive. A woman was driving by, stopped and checked on Oullis, who appeared cold and stiff, according to a press release. The driver than called police who responded and determined Oullis was deceased. There were no apparent serious injuries and police say alcohol is believed to be a factor.

An investigation is still ongoing.

The state crime lab in Anchorage has sent a toxicology screening to a lab in Minnesota and results usually take six weeks.

Since that discovery, both law enforcement officials and the Empire have received calls from the community about the possibility of a second body in the area.

The Juneau Police Department and the Alaska State Troopers have no reports of another body found in the snow, and officers are not currently looking for a missing body, according to spokesmen for both departments Tuesday evening.

Rumors of another body found in the Lemon Creek area and in the Mendenhall Valley area may have been fueled by sightings of patrol vehicles observed in those areas on normal routes, but both departments assure the public that the finding of another body or the search for another body is not substantiated.

“We have had a few people call and inquire about a second deceased person over the weekend and the last couple days,” JPD sergeant Dave Campbell said. “We are currently not working a case and don’t have any information concerning one and at this point it just appears to be rumors.”

• Contact reporter Klas Stolpe at 523-2263 or at klas.stolpe@juneauempire.com.



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