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POLICE REPORT: 'Deadliest Catch' Crew Member Found Dead in Alaska


May. 28 2018, Updated 10:16 a.m. ET

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Justin Tennison, a 34-year-old who stars on Discovery's Deadliest Catch, was found dead Tuesday in a hotel room in Alaska, has learned.

According to a police report, Tennison's body was discovered in a room at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer and reported to police at 12:52 p.m.


“Responding officers and Homer Volunteer Fire Department medics found local Homer resident Justin K. Tennison deceased from unknown causes,” the report, obtained by, reads.

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“The Alaska Medical Examiner’s Office will be performing an autopsy in Anchorage.”

Homer police tell The Anchorage Daily News no foul play is suspected, although reports suggest marijuana and empty alcohol bottles were in the room.

A spokeswoman for Original Productions, the production company that films the show, said: “Discovery Channel is saddened by the passing of Time Bandit crew member Justin Tennison. We send our sympathies to his entire family and fellow crew members during this most difficult time.”

He is survived by a son, daughter, sister, father and grandparents.



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