APD: Victim identified in suspicious death turned homicide
What police first said was a suspicious death has been deemed a homicide, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
The update, sent Sept. 13, stated the preliminary investigation determined a man who was pronounced dead at the scene had suffered "trauma to the body."
The man was identified Tuesday, Sept. 17, as 49-year-old Reid Labeck. Police said his family has been notified of his death.
Police began investigating Sept. 12 after someone reported a dead body in a wooded camp area south of the intersection of Boston Street and Debarr Road. A community alert from the Anchorage Police Department that night said patrol division officers responded to the area, near Chanshtnu-Muldoon Park, around 8:37 p.m.
"While the cause of death is still under investigation, his death is suspicious in nature," the alert stated.
Homicide detectives and the crime scene team conducted an investigation in the area. APD's original release stated the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call police dispatch at 311. To give information anonymously, people can call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP on visit AnchorageCrimeStoppers.com.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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