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Troopers Identify Wasilla Body Found by Squirrel Hunter

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: Oct 22 2013 02:09:32 PM AKDT
Updated On: Oct 22 2013 02:18:22 PM AKDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Alaska State Troopers have identified a man’s body found Sunday near a Wasilla all-terrain vehicle trail.

According to an AST dispatch, troopers received word Tuesday that the man -- who was located near Jess Road by a squirrel hunter Sunday morning -- could be Jeffery A. Davis. Troopers confirmed the identification through fingerprint data.

“On (Oct. 1), Davis was on conditions of release with a third party custodian,” troopers wrote. “Davis was reported to have walked away from the residence where his third party was located. The location where Davis was located on (Oct. 20) is approximately a quarter of a mile from the third party’s residence.”

AST spokesperson Megan Peters says it's not yet known whether drugs or alcohol were involved in Davis's death, with toxicology results still pending.

"We don't know the actual cause of death," Peters said.

Troopers say an autopsy on Davis’s body confirmed no trauma, with no foul play suspected in his death. Peters says the case bears no relation to other bodies found in the Mat-Su Valley in recent weeks.