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Anchorage Police Department
Thursday October 17th, 2019 :: 01:35 p.m. AKDT


Cancel Locate: Veronica Abouchuk; Found; Homicide investigation

On 4/10/19 around 4:45 p.m., our partners with the Alaska State Troopers were notified about human remains found near mile 4.5 of the Old Glenn Highway. The remains were sent to the Medical Examiner.
On 10/8/19, Brian Smith was arrested for a homicide that occurred in September 2019. Click here for additional details: . During the investigation, detectives determined the suspect was responsible for the disappearance and death of Veronica Abouchuk.
On October 11th, 2019, the human remains were identified as the victim. This investigation was changed to a homicide investigation.
Today, our partners with the Alaska Department of Law indicted the suspect in this homicide investigation. He faces multiple charges including Murder 1 and Murder 2.
Original 7/18/19 12:15 p.m.:
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 53-year-old Veronica R. Abouchuk.  Abouchuk is homeless; family last saw her in July 2018.  Abouchuk was last seen at Bean’s CafĂ© in October 2018.  Family’s efforts to locate Abouchuk have been unsuccessful.
Abouchuk is 5’04” tall, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding Abouchuk’s whereabouts is asked to call Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1).
APD Case 19-5248

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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