Stephen “Greg” Fisk, the newly-elected mayor of Juneau, was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. Cops haven’t said much about the 70-year-old politician’s cause of death, except to advise reporters that rumors he’d been assaulted are just “speculation” at this point.
Fisk’s body was apparently discovered by his adult son, Ian Fisk, who stopped to check in on his father around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Neighbors say he opened the door and started “shouting” before calling 911.
Juneau police chief Bryce Johnson tells the Juneau Empire Fisk did not commit suicide and that a deadly assault is “one of the possibilities out there, but there’s others that could have happened. There could’ve been a fall, there’s lots of things that would cause it.”
“Those rumors are speculation,” the Juneau Police Department said in a statement obtained by CNN. “Detectives are actively investigating facts of the incident, and all evidence is being preserved and documented.”
Fisk’s body is being sent to Anchorage for an autopsy. In the meantime, Juneau Deputy Mayor Mary Becker is reportedly taking over Fisk’s duties.