Anchorage police investigate death near University Lake Park
Last updated at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15
The Anchorage Police Department is actively investigating the death of a 25-year-old woman reported missing earlier this week, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
Police were notified that Martina Painter was missing at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday. The following day, at 3 p.m., investigators discovered Painter’s car in the parking lot of University Lake with a deceased female inside. During an autopsy Friday, the remains were identified as Painter’s.
Multiple police vehicles were in a parking lot near University Lake around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A blue, four-door sedan was towed away from the scene around the same time.
APD says they’re awaiting toxicology results before determining her cause of death. APD has conducted several interviews and are “not currently looking to speak with anyone else at this time regarding this incident.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Painter was reported missing Wednesday morning. This has been amended.
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