Double Homicide in Mountain View
Police won’t release victim ID, cause of death in murders
ANCHORAGE - Just 14 days into the New Year, and Anchorage police already have two murders on their hands after two men were found dead Sunday afternoon in the Mountain View apartment they apparently shared.
Investigators have been going through the apartment since yesterday. They aren't releasing many details, but they have said they don't have any motive for the crime. That means they don't know if the murders were random, or if the victims might have known their killer.
Tonight, APD won't even confirm how the men died. They say there is no suspect in custody.
APD will say the evidence at the scene shows it was not a murder-suicide, and that at least one other person—possibly the murderer, but police will not clarify—was at the scene at the time of the murder.
“I think somebody out there knows what happened,” APD spokesperson Anita Shell said. “I want that person or persons to come forward… just give us information, that one piece of the puzzle that we have to go on.”
“There was at least one other person, if not more, at the scene, and a lot of times people will talk, and those people that they talk to, if they have a conscience, I want them to come forward, tell police what they know,” she said.
“We don't know if this is random or if its targeted,” she added, saying “but I would be concerned that we have two people dead, in an apartment, and we don't have anybody in custody for that murder.”