The body of a Whitethorn man was found yesterday afternoon near Briceland. At about 2:30 pm yesterday Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a dead body. The decedent was identified as 18 year-old Sean Thomas-Butler Akselsen. He was found lying next to the road in an area commonly known as “Thorn Junction” where Briceland, Whitethorn, and Shelter Cove Roads intersect.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause of death. The Sheriff’s Office is calling the case a death investigation at this point. Because it is so early in the investigation, and to protect the integrity of the case, few other details can be released. More information will be released as soon as it is appropriate.