APD: Woman killed daughter then intentionally hurt herself
In a statement Thursday morning, Anchorage police say the suspect in this investigation is 24-year-old Kelsey Jackson. Police said the girl killed was 3 years old.
"She stabbed her daughter and then intentionally injured herself," police wrote.
Jackson faces charges of first- and second-degree murder. A warrant has been issued for her arrest and police say she'll be taken into custody after she's released from the hospital.
Anchorage police say officers found a girl dead and a woman wounded Wednesday morning in a vehicle at the Point Woronzof parking lot, as an investigation of what happened continues.
Police said Wednesday afternoon that detectives "have determined this to be an isolated incident and are not looking for any suspects at this time."
"The juvenile female victim was stabbed multiple times," police wrote. "The adult female’s injuries were self-inflicted."
APD spokesman MJ Thim said next of kin were still being notified Wednesday afternoon. Details weren't available on the nature of the woman's injuries.
"They are related," Thim said. "Their exact relationship is still being investigated, but it's domestic."
According to an initial APD statement, Airport Police and Fire officers relayed a report at about 6:40 a.m. of "a deceased child and an adult female located inside a 2008 Ford Edge at the Point Woronzof parking lot."
"The child had fatal injuries to the upper body," APD officials wrote.
Police say the woman was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The parking lot had been closed during the investigation until about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Thim said police were still trying to determine how long the vehicle had been in the parking lot and how long the girl had been dead, as well as whether anyone else had been in the vehicle at any point.
"This is a tragic situation for all involved," he said. "It's very, very sad."
Police ask that anyone with information about the investigation call dispatch at 311. No arrests have been made at this time.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that police believed the child to be 4 years old.
Heather Hintze and Chris Klint contributed information to this story.
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