Man found dead at Alaska Zoo was zoo’s head gardener

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The man found dead in the parking lot of the Alaska Zoo was the zoo’s head gardener.

Anchorage police say 45-year-old Michael Greco suffered trauma to his body and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Zoo officials in a statement said Greco had worked at the zoo since March 2014.

They said Greco will be remembered for his enthusiastic attitude and the passion he put into annual events such as Zoo Lights.

A witness shortly after 7:30 a.m. Monday reported Greco’s body in the lower parking lot of the zoo.

Investigators say the type and cause of the trauma he suffered is part of the investigation and will not be released immediately.

Detectives asked people to contact them if they have information or surveillance video regarding Greco’s death.

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