No suspects in murders of Coast Guard members

7:50 AM, Apr 13, 2012   |    comments
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MARY PEMBERTON
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two Coast Guard members who were fatally shot at a communications station on an island off Alaska appear to be victims of a double homicide.

Another Coast Guard member found the two Thursday morning at their work areas inside the Kodiak Island station

Capt. Jesse Moore, commanding officer of the Coast Guard base, says the shootings likely occurred sometime between 7 and 8 a.m. soon after the two arrived for work.

The captain says he's not aware of any threats or anything else that might have indicated problems at the station, which is equipped with security cameras.

Officials believe a third person was involved, but no one was in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

FBI agents were headed to the island about 250 miles from Anchorage.

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