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Former Pilot reporter dies at 61


Skip Gray/ Gavel Alaska

Bob Tkacz

Bob Tkacz, a reporter for the Petersburg Pilot from 1986 to 1989, died in his office in Juneau at the age of 61. His body was found on Tuesday, May 27.

The Juneau Police Department reported there were no signs of foul play and added there were indications of medical issues. Additional information could not be shared, according to police.

With his departure from Petersburg, Tkacz headed to Juneau to work as a freelance writer, eventually starting his own newsletter, "Laws of the Sea," which he established in 1994, according to a report in the Juneau Empire.

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