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Dead Body Discovered In Unalaska Creek

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Police are investigating after a dead body was discovered Monday in Unalaska's Ruth Rock Creek at the end of Captains Bay.

The Department of Public Safety has identified the man as 45-year-old Gregg T. Kortesma, who was found with "significant head injuries" by a pair of local hikers.

Police say Kortesma worked sporadically in Unalaska over the last 20 years, most recently on the fishing vessel Alaska Trojan.

They know Kortesma visited the Norwegian Rat Saloon on Sept. 2, but they're still looking for information about his activities between then and when his body was found.

Anyone with information should contact the Unalaska Department of Public Safety at 581-1233.

Laura Kraegel reported for KUCB from 2016 until 2020. She was KUCB's news director starting in 2019.
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