Subject: Deceased Person Found in Pond - Updated
Date: 2019-07-03
From: Erann Kalwara - JPD PIO
Case or Incident: #190703-015

***** Update 07/23/2019 *****

The deceased subject has been identified as 25 year old Juneau resident Christian T. Knapp.


On July 3rd, 2019 at about 3:43pm a woman called JPD and reported that she observed what appeared to be a body floating in a pond. Officers responded to the shore of the pond near the 9000 block of Atlin Drive. A deceased person was found floating about 25 feet from the shore.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Special Teams responded and were able to recover the body from the water. The body was in about 4 feet of water in a marshy area with tall, thick grass.

The person is believed to be an adult male. Identification has not been made. Officers were unable to determine a cause of death or status of injuries to the person.

The body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy. More information regarding the subject’s identity and cause of death is expected after the autopsy has been conducted. The investigation is ongoing.


All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.