ANCHORAGE, Alaska — FBI and Coast Guard investigators want to speak with anyone in Alaska who may have sold, traded or transferred several models of .44-caliber revolver during the last year, in connection with last month’s double homicide at a Coast Guard communications stationon Kodiak Island.
In a press release Tuesday, FBI spokesperson Eric Gonzales mentions three revolver types of interest: Smith and Wesson Models 29 and 629, as well as any .44 magnum Taurus model.
The information is being sought in the April 12 shootings of Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle. Investigators have visited the home of James Wells, a colleague of the two men, and asked the public for information on two vehicles which may have been in the area on the day the men died. Earlier this month, an FBI-organized search by volunteers for evidence near the communications station turned up nothing.