Juneau police have identified the woman found dead on a Lemon Creek area trail Thursday as Karen Eileen Kennedy.
A jogger came across the body of the 55-year-old Juneau woman about 7 a.m. on a trail through the woods behind Dzantiki Heeni Middle School.
Kennedy’s body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for an autopsy. Police do not suspect foul play.
Police Lt. David Campbell says Kennedy was dressed for the weather in multiple layers of clothing. She also was wearing a Bartlett Regional Hospital emergency room bracelet.
Campbell says police are “fairly confident” about the cause and circumstances surrounding Kennedy’s death, but cannot release the information until they get confirmation from the autopsy.
“I think it’s important for the people in the area to realize that they’re safe and because a lady passed away I don’t think people have to worry about their own individual safety,” Campbell says.
He says Kennedy did not live in the residential area near the school.
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