APD names person of interest in Cordova Street homicide
Detectives are looking for 38-year-old Falesavili J. Mataia, a person of interest in this investigation. They believe she may have information about the death of Salisa Loucks.
Mataia is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call dispatch at 311 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP to stay anonymous.
Anchorage police are asking the public for help solving a homicide that left a woman dead late Monday in Fairview.
Police identified the victim Wednesday as 30-year-old Salisa Loucks, saying she was found in a Jeep SUV. Her next of kin have been notified.
"Detectives have determined this crime to be drug-related," police wrote.
APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said Wednesday afternoon that nothing further was being released about the case.
According to an APD statement, police were called to the 1100 block of Cordova Street for shots fired just after 11 p.m. Monday. Responding officers found Loucks inside a vehicle, shot in the upper body; she was pronounced dead at the scene.
“There is no suspect/suspects information to release as the investigation is in its early stages,” police wrote.
The death is the fifth homicide reported by APD so far this year, after two people were fatally shot in an East Sixth Avenue residence early Sunday.
According to APD spokesperson MJ Thim, this is an isolated incident. Based on evidence and those interviewed so far, police believe those involved were acquainted.
Anyone with information or surveillance video from the area is asked to call APD at 911, or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers anonymously at 907-561-STOP or through its website.
Editor's note: This story has been revised to show the correct street of the shots fired call.
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