- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - There was no obvious trauma on the body of a Juneau man found in the Mendenhall Wetlands, the Alaska State Medical Examiner said.

Two duck hunters found the body when hunting in the wetlands Wednesday morning. The medical examiner identified the man as 56-year-old John Ross Knudson of Juneau, KTUU-TV ( https://bit.ly/1NKD0Qb ) reported.

Authorities have been in contact with Knudson’s family.

Police found the body near Sunny Point.

The body was exposed to the elements for a minimum of several days, Juneau Police spokesman Lt. David Campbell said.

“It appears as though the man had been in the water and exposed to the elements for a minimum of several days, maybe even longer,” Campbell told KTOO ( https://bit.ly/1iFaYZC).

The length of exposure made identification difficult, Campbell said.

Authorities have not determined the cause of death, but Campbell said it’s probably not connected to duck hunting season.

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