Troopers continue investigation into Angoon stabbing

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2003

No arrests in the stabbing death of Angoon resident Richard "Buddy" George Jr. were reported Monday. Two state investigators were in the Admiralty Island community looking into the case.

George, a 27-year-old Angoon man, died Saturday night as a result of a stab wound to his back, Alaska State Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain said Monday.

"Foul play is suspected," he said. But he added that no one was being held in the death.

George's body was flown to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage for an autopsy, which is standard procedure, DeSpain said.

Officials at the Angoon Public Safety Department refused to comment on the case Monday. DeSpain said late Monday that reports remain sketchy. He said he did not know what George had been stabbed with.

DeSpain said the troopers' Alaska Bureau of Investigation had two agents in Angoon investigating the case Monday. They were expected to be there throughout the day. Their findings were not available late Monday.

George worked construction and other jobs in Angoon. He and his partner, Deni Starr had two daughters, Kendra, 6, and Star, 17 months. His grandmother, Judy George of Douglas, described him as a happy, quiet and family man.

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