Homicide investigation opened after body found at Jim Creek

PALMER, Alaska (AP) – The body of an Anchorage man was found in the Jim Creek recreational area southeast of Palmer and Alaska State Troopers are investigating the matter as a homicide.

Troopers on Monday received a report of a body found by someone using a trail. Troopers identified the dead man as 36-year-old Weston Gladney.

The body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy. A suspected cause of death was not immediately released.

Troopers are asking for witnesses who know of Gladney’s activities in the past week.

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