Man found dead in Seward home

Alaska State Troopers received multiple phone calls Wednesday from the man’s friends and family seeking a welfare check

Alaska State Troopers logo.

Alaska State Troopers logo.

A man was found dead in his Seward home following a welfare check.

Alaska State Troopers received multiple phone calls Wednesday from friends and family seeking a welfare check on Eugene Taylor, a 75-year-old from both Seward and Darlington, Wisconsin, according to a trooper dispatch.

Troopers on Wednesday also received inquiries from the Darlington Police Department, who had listed Taylor as a missing person.

Troopers were reportedly unable to find Taylor.

On Thursday, “after exhausting all leads and contacting Taylor’s family,” troopers entered Taylor’s home in Seward, the dispatch reported. They found the man deceased.

“Foul play is not suspected,” the dispatch said.

The Darlington Police Department had on Tuesday announced that Taylor was missing and solicited public assistance, saying that Taylor had been missing since “mid to late October.” Darlington police said he had not been seen by friends or family in either Wisconsin or Alaska. A follow-up post Thursday morning said that they had evidence that Taylor had been Alaska on Nov. 15. A final update was posted Friday morning confirming that Taylor had been found dead by Alaska State Troopers.

Taylor had been reported missing once before, in August. A Silver Alert was issued in Alaska on Aug. 11, when he was believed to be hitchhiking from Seward to Anchorage. That alert was updated the same day saying that Taylor had been found safe.

According to a report from the Seward Journal on Aug. 18, he was found safe in Wisconsin, “an indeterminate number of days after disappearing.”

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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