Homer Police investigated three fatalities this week in a two-day period, all in city limits.
On Sunday at 8:40 a.m., police responded to a call from Jenny Way. A friend reported the death of Ryan Brown, 40. No foul play is suspected, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl. The friend came to Brown’s house after not hearing from him for a while and found him unresponsive.
His death is suspected to be from natural causes, Robl said.
Gary Longhenry, 23, was found dead on Monday afternoon at 3:17 p.m. in a ditch embankment near 4136 Main Street in his 1999 Dodge. The cause of death is unknown. There were no signs of vehicle damage and no apparent signs of injury.
“We suspect he went into the ditch as a result of a health issue,” Robl said.
The third death was discovered after a call came in from a person walking on the base of the Homer Spit at about 3:52 p.m. Monday. Roger Beasley, 49, was found dead from a gunshot wound in the head. Police believe this was a self-inflicted wound but they are investigating the case.
None of the three deaths are linked, Robl said.
Local crewman lost at sea
Homer resident Latroye Lamont Romero-Williams, 34, was considered lost at sea last week after U.S. Coast Guard crews suspended their search for him on Oct. 12.
Romero-Williams reportedly fell overboard about 30 miles northwest of Sitkinak Island while cod fishing aboard the F/V Flying Ocean.
Sitkinak is south of Kodiak Island.
The Coast Guard said it received notification of the incident at 10:53 a.m. Winds of 20 mph and 6-foot seas were reported in the area.
The Coast Guard said the Cutter Hickory, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a C-130 airplane searched the last known position of the missing crewman.
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