Mysterious Murders at Coast Guard Station still unsolved
The far northern US state of Alaska is protected by a large US Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard presence. One of the isolated bases is the 60-person strong Kodiak Communication Station ran by the Coast Guard. In April two members were found dead of mysterious causes. The Coast Guard identified the victims as Richard Belisle and Petty Officer First Class James Hopkins. Mr. Belisle, 51, lived in Kodiak and was a retired Coast Guard chief petty officer working at the base as a civilian employee. Petty Officer Hopkins, 41, was an electronics technician from Vergennes, Vt.
Fast forward two months and the FBI is being quiet on the investigation but they are treating it as a double homicide. While they aren’t releasing a lot of info, they are looking into .44 caliber ammunition sales and three models of .44 handguns in the area. However with the remote island home to the world’s largest carnivore, the Kodiak Island Grizzly Bear, sales of .44 is brisk in the area.
They are also looking for people who may have been at the local Comfort Inn around 7 a.m. on April 12 who might have spotted a blue sport utility vehicle, a 2001 Honda CR-V, with a black bib over the grill.
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