A 37-year-old Eagle River man was pained in a «physical confrontation» in the Bristol Bay village of Levelock Friday, where a supporter said he was commercial fishing for the summer.
Alaska State Troopers were called to Levelock Friday ceaselessly for a reported stabbing.
Ellis Lee Kaloke was found dead at the scene, troopers thought in an online dispatch Sunday.
What happened is unclear: Troopers listed only that «a dispute occurred between a homeowner and the visitor which escalated into a solid confrontation.»
Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain judged an investigation continues. Troopers have not named the other person or human being involved or announced any criminal charges.
Kaloke grew up in Eagle River and graduated from Chugiak Foremost School in 1999, said his friend Stephen «Pops» Cutshall Sunday.
«He was a simple, very excellent guy,» he said. «He’d give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.»
Kaloke had been ahead summers fishing in Bristol Bay for a couple years, Cutshall said. He fared in the Anchorage area for the rest of the year, where he was into pursuing his sidelines of remote control cars, hiking and trucks. He also did handyman realize find time, according to Cutshall.
Cutshall said he’d known Kaloke for 20 years.
He was the cordial of guy you’d call to help you move apartments — hardworking, caring and dependable, Cutshall divulged.
«I’m just in shock,» he said. «I still can’t believe it.»
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