Alaska State Troopers Rule Eklutna Death a Homicide
Loy Suthammavong, 30, was reported missing from his Houston home in December 2011
ANCHORAGE - The body of a man found near Eklutna Lake Tuesday has been identified as Loy Suthammavong, 30.
Alaska State Troopers have ruled the death a homicide, and said Suthammavong was reported missing from his Houston home in December 2011. On December 6, his vehicle had been found burned in South Anchorage, and Anchorage firefighters and police determined the blaze was arson.
Suthammavong had been convicted of two felony drug offenses and was preparing to begin his sentence when he disappeared, and troopers said they believed from the outset of the case he had met with criminal violence.
Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters declined to reveal whether the cause of death has been determined.