JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three people in Juneau, Alaska, were found dead over the course of three days aboard a ship anchored offshore, police said Saturday.
The Juneau Police Department said a 34-year-old woman reported Wednesday that she found her 51-year-old friend dead aboard the Dusky Rock. Her body was sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.
Two days later, police received a report of another death on the ship, which was still anchored offshore at Savikko Park, known locally as Sandy Beach.
Responding authorities found two women dead on board, including the 34-year-old woman who reported her friend had died days earlier. The other woman was 28 years old. Both women were Juneau residents. Their bodies were also sent to Anchorage for autopsies.
There was no one else on the ship. Firefighters searched for noxious gases but found none. They towed the ship to the port of Aurora.
Police said the use of controlled substances may have contributed to the deaths.
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