INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Search and Rescue: Douglas Shockley
Date: 2021-11-01
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #211031-005
Summary:

On 10/31/2021, at about 1:16 PM, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a an overdue hiker in the Dredge Lake area. Family members of 63-year-old Juneau resident, Douglas "Dugger" Shockley, reported they had last heard from him around Noon on 10/30/2021, when he said he was going to go hike in the Dredge Lake area, a common hiking location for him. It was reported that Shockley was going to be hiking out towards one of the lakes in that area.

On 10/31/2021, family learned that Shockley hadn't returned home and his vehicle had been parked overnight at the Dredge Lake trail, near the Mendenhall River bridge on Back Loop Road. JPD, AST, SEADOGS and Juneau Mountain Rescue responded to assist with searching the Dredge Lake area.

On 10/31/2021, JPD issued an information release on Facebook about the ongoing search and rescue, which included a photo of Shockley. According to family, Shockley was believed to be hiking alone and was possibly wearing dark colored clothing and carrying a walking stick.

On 11/01/2021, at about 9:08 AM, the deceased body of Douglas Shockley was found in the Dredge Lake area, about a 1/4 mile off an established trail. Next of kin was notified.

JPD Detectives began a death investigation. The preliminary investigation showed no signs of trauma to the body, which will be sent to the Alaska Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy. This case is still under investigation.

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.

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