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Troopers: Man found dead on Taylor Highway identified; no sign of foul play

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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:42 am, Wed Sep 11, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers believe a Kasilof man found dead last week on the Taylor Highway likely died of natural causes.

On Aug. 30, troopers received a report of a man found dead inside a van at 90.2 Mile Taylor Highway, the highway that runs between Tok and Eagle in the eastern Interior, said troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Initially, troopers thought the man might have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, but the propane stove in his van was turned off, she said.

There was no evidence of foul play, she said.

Troopers have identified the man as Douglas Whiteside, 61.

His next of kin have been notified, Peters said.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter:


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