Ketchikan woman's body found near Thomas Basin

Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002

The body of a 48-year-old Ketchikan woman was found floating near Thomas Basin on the morning of Feb. 23. No foul play is suspected.

A Pennock Island couple found Carol E. Bryant floating outside the Thomas Basin breakwater at about 9 a.m. on Feb. 23, according to the Ketchikan police. The couple then brought her into Thomas Basin and contacted the authorities.

Police Chief Grant Sirevog said Feb. 25 that Bryant had clocked out of her job as a clerk at Tatsuda's IGA at about 11 p.m. on Feb. 22, but never showed up at her Bayside Hotel home. He said there are two theories: That she slipped on the ice and fell into the water, or that she committed suicide.

Sirevog said there is no trauma to the body, and that police do not suspect murder.

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