Greg Fisk, the new mayor of Juneau, Alaska, was found dead in his home, according to police.
Officials say they received a 911 call that there was a dead person at Fisk’s residence.
Police wouldn’t comment on the cause of death, and haven’t determined whether his death was considered suspicious.
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Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in a statement that investigators were "aware of rumors that an assault occurred in connection with Fisk's death" but described them as "speculation."
Fisk, 70, was a longtime civic activist and served on numerous Juneau boards and commissions over the past decade. He was elected mayor of Juneau last month.