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This truck and SUV may have been used in Kodiak killings, FBI says

From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --

The FBI is looking for people who saw this 2002 Dodge Ram and 2001 Honda CRV around the time of a double homicide April 12 in Kodiak.The FBI is looking for people who saw this 2002 Dodge Ram and 2001 Honda CRV around the time of a double homicide April 12 in Kodiak.

The FBI today released pictures of a Dodge pickup and a Honda SUV that investigators believe may have been used in connection with the April 12 killing of two men at a Coast Guard station in Kodiak.

The agency is asking anyone who may have seen the vehicles any time Thursday, April 12, or before noon on Friday, April 13, to call (907) 276-4441. The public is asked to call the FBI if they saw the truck or SUV traveling on Rezanof Road, Anton Larson Road, near the state airport or the Coast Guard communications station where the men were killed.

Authorities have not publicly identified a suspect or motive in the early morning shooting deaths of Richard Belisle, 51, and Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, 41.

“We have done dozens and dozens and dozens of interviews," said Special Agent Darrin Jones. Jones refused to talk in detail about the investigation.

“We’re looking at every possible investigative lead," he said.

Investigators do not believe the people of Kodiak are in immediate danger, Jones said. He would not say what evidence or information that belief was based on.

Jones declined to say if investigators believe the shooter is dead or is still on the island. No suspect is in custody, he said.

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