FPD arrests suspect in homicide investigation
Fairbanks Police have arrested a 27-year-old man they believe is a suspect in a homicide.
Police arrested Greg Troy Beasley on Friday, minutes before noon. Beasley is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
FPD says Guy Mitchell Yazzie, 47, was found dead after officers responded to a report of suspicious circumstances around 10:20 p.m. Sunday.
According to McCulloch, a concerned citizen called police at 10:08 p.m. to report a person bleeding out inside a residence located on the 700 block of 17th Avenue. The citizen was told to call 911 by a female who knocked on the door and saw the victim.
When the caller and a friend walked over to the house where the victim was, they were confronted by a different female who would not let them inside, McCulloch wrote in a statement on Wednesday.
When officers arrived, they found Yazzie dead at the scene with multiple stab wounds to the heart, torso and legs, along with some self-defense wounds to the left arm McCulloch wrote.
"The autopsy of Yazzie, conducted at the State of Alaska Medical Examiner’s Office on September 12, 2017, and the manner of death is classified as a homicide," McCulloch wrote.
FPD Detectives identified Beasley as a primary suspect and believes the knife used in the homicide was found nearby. Beasley was found in a transient camp near Airport Way and the Steese Highway. He was arrested without incident.