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Anchorage Police Department
Saturday December 7th, 2019 :: 06:00 p.m. AKST


Update: Victim identified; Homicide investigation; 500 block Sitka Street

The victim has been identified as Lanycha Zimmer (27-years-old).

Next of kin procedures have been completed.

Original 12/6/19 5:50pm:
On 12/5/19 around 10:30 a.m., Dispatch received a report of a body found inside a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Sitka Street. Officers with the Patrol Division responded and located a body inside a grey 2008 Mazda 6. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner to determine cause of death.
The preliminary investigation found the victim is an adult female who sustained trauma to the body. The type of trauma is still being investigated. The vehicle was reported stolen from the 2000 E. 3rd Avenue on 11/4/19.
The identity of the victim will be released once next of kin procedures have been completed.
Anyone with information about this investigation, including surveillance video, is asked to call Dispatch at 311 or Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP to remain anonymous.
19-39793 (stolen vehicle investigation)
19-43738 (homicide investigation)

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

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