Man found dead at Skyline overlook

A 20-year-old Homer man was found dead on Friday morning in his car parked at a Skyline Drive overlook near Clearwater Drive. Homer Police said Nickolas Phillips died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

According to a press release, a person called police at 9:18 a.m. Nov. 9 saying he saw a man in a car at the overlook near a cluster of radio towers, but the man did not appear to be moving. 

The caller said the left rear window of the car had been broken out. 

Based on conditions at the scene, police said it appeared Phillips had died sometime the night before or earlier that morning.

Next of kin has been notified. The body was taken to Anchorage for an autopsy by the Alaska Medical Examiner’s office.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.