ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man found unresponsive in a shipping container in the western Alaska village of Alakanuk (ah-LUCK’-uh-nuck).
Troopers say Theodore Hanson’s body is being sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Troopers say Hanson was found Friday night in the container, which held at least 30 propane bottles, with several plugs removed for use.
CPR was conducted at the village clinic, but Hanson could not be revived.
Troopers were notified that night, but were unable to go to the village immediately because of heavy snowfall and poor visibility. Troopers arrived Saturday.
According to troopers, Hanson was last seen alive with two friends about 8 p.m. Friday. Troopers say no foul play is suspected.
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