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3/28/2014 - Unsolved Double Homicide-Mae Melovidov & Robert Workman
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Anchorage Police need your help in identifying the person responsible for a double homicide which occurred on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Three people were inside a tent in the area of 5th Avenue and Karluk Street at about 6 PM when a lone male entered the campsite, pulled the tent door open and proceeded to fire several shots at the people inside. As a result of the shooting, Mae Melovidov, 47, and Robert Workman, 55 were killed; the third person was critically injured but is expected to survive. The suspect fled the scene on foot and remains at large.

If you have information as to the person responsible for this double homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip anonymously at using this website.

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1/24/2014 - Unsolved Homicide-Aylett Hanson
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Anchorage Police are investigating the murder of 31-year-old Aylett Hanson, who was found dead inside his vehicle on January 23, 2014, in a parking lot located at the 2600 block of Spenard Road.  Detectives are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

If  you have information as to the person or persons responsible for the death of Aylett Hanson, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit a tip using this website.

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1/17/2014 - Unsolved Homicide-Deborah Ruth Lawson (aka Deborah Ruth Soules)
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Anchorage Police are asking for help from the public in solving a cold-case homicide that occurred over 20 years ago.

On May 29, 1993, APD officers responded to a shooting at the Eagle`s Nest Hotel, located at 4110 Spenard Road. Upon entering one of the rooms, officers discovered the body of Deborah Ruth Lawson who was dead from a single gunshot wound to the neck.

Witnesses say they heard an arguement shortly after midnight followed by a single a gun shot; several people were seen fleeing from the room. Detectives interviewed multiple suspects and witnesses, but were unable to make an arrest.

If you have information about the murder of Deborah Ruth Lawson (aka Deborah Ruth Soules) call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip anonymously using this site

If your tip results in an arrest, Crime Stoppers will pay $1000. Additionally, the victim`s family is offering a $10,000 reward for the conviction of the person responsible for this crime.

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1/13/2013 - Unsolved Double Homicide-Kosbruk/Erwin
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Anchorage Police are investigating a double homicide that was discovered on January 13, 2013. 

Roommates Melvin Kosbruk, 28, and Gary Erwin, 67, were found dead inside their apartment located at the 500 block of Irwin street.  They were discovered by the landlord after a concerned family member called to check on their welfare.  Detectives are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

If you know who committed these murders, or have information concerning motive, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip anonymously using this website.

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4/19/2012 - Unsoslved Homicide--Michael Curry
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On April 18 at 5:49 p.m. Anchorage Police responded to a shooting at the R&R garage located at 514 W. Fireweed Lane.  A lone gunman entered the garage and attempted to rob the service manager, Michael Curry, age 42.  During the robbery, the suspect shot Curry and a second employee before fleeing the business in a dark colored mid-size SUV.  Curry died at the scene; his co-worker was treated at a local hospital.  The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’ tall, 180 pounds with a slim build.  Witnesses report the suspect spoke with an eastern European accent.

 

If you have any information as to the person responsible for this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip using this website.

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5/19/2010 - Unsolved Homicide--Edward Yazzie
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On May 19, 2010, at 12:30 a.m., Anchorage Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Columbine Street after passers-by discovered a male adult on the sidewalk who was severely injured.  Officers arrived to find 24-year old Edward Yazzie bleeding from multiple stab wounds; he was declared dead at the scene.

 

If you have any information as to the person responsible for this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip using this website.

Case: 10-22919

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1/15/2010 - Unsolved Homicide--Steven Hardies
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On January 14, 2010, Anchorage Police responded to the 11000 block of Polar Drive in reference to the death of 44 year-old Steven Hardies.  The victim was found in his kitchen at about 12:30 p.m. by his wife at who left work to check on him after several unsuccessful attempts to reach him by phone.  Detectives say there were signs of a struggle, but are withholding the cause of death at this time.

If  you have any information as to the person responsible for this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip using this website.

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12/12/2009 - Unsolved Homicide-Sang In Chun
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On December 12, 2009, at 2:30 a.m., Anchorage Police responded to the report of a shooting at the Inlet Inn, located on the 500 block of H Street.  Upon arrival, officers found two adult male gunshot victims and the front desk had been robbbed.  The front desk clerk sustained non-life threatening injuries.  His friend, Sang In Chun, 76, was sitting on a couch in the lobby when he was shot by the robber.  He died while undergoing surgery at the hospital.

The suspect was described as a male having olive colored skin.  He is between 25 to 35 years old, 5’8” to 5’ 10”, thin build, short beard stubble.  He had black hair that was possibly wavy, unknown length.  He was wearing a black or blue ball cap with some type of big white emblem on the front that reminded the victim of a star, however it wasn’t a star.  He did not think it was the emblem from a sports team.

Anyone with information as to the identity of this person is asked to call Anchorage Police at 786-8900 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stopeprs at 561-STOP or submit your tip using this secure website.

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9/9/2008 - Unsolved Homicide-Travis Villa
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Anchorage police need information from the public to help solve a murder case. On September 9, 2008 at about 10:00 p.m., Travis Villa was murdered, and another man was injured at 261 McCarrey Street. The suspect fled in the victim’s truck, a 2004 grey Toyota Tundra. The truck was recovered about 2 hours later, burned at Lions Park in Mt. View.

Police believe that the suspect who stole the truck gave it to an acquaintance. Police are seeking information as to the identity of this "acquaintance" or any other information surrounding the vehicle, the murder, or the events of that evening.

If you have any information about this murder, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP, or submit your tip using this secure website.

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1/26/2008 - Unsolved Homicide-Brandon Wilson
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Anchorage police are investigating the death of a man found inside a burning apartment located at 6135 East Tudor Road.

The fire broke out at about 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008. After the blaze was extinguished, firefighters discovered the charred remains of the former tenant, 29-year-old Brandon Wilson. Wilson had lived in the apartment with his wife until January 22, 2008, when a small fire forced them to move out. Detectives believe this fire was intentionally set and are investigating the death as a homicide.

If you have information about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip on line using this secure website: www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com

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12/3/2007 - Unsolved Homicide-John Pezzenti, Jr.
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On Monday, December 3rd 2007 at about 9:30 a.m.,  Anchorage Police responded to a Bear Valley residence where an Anchorage man was found to be deceased.

 The body of John Pezzenti, Jr., 55, was found on the floor of his home at the 15000 block of Francesca Drive.  Detectives believe he was murdered sometime between 7:00 p.m. Saturday December 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2.

At this time, detectives are not releasing any specific details as to the cause or manner of death of John Pezzenti, Jr. These details may be needed to confirm likely persons of interest and or suspects should detectives develop leads into this death.

Anyone with information as to the murder of John Pezzenti, Jr. is asked to call Anchorage Police at 786-8900.  To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at 561-7867 or submit your tip securely on this website.

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9/22/2005 - Unsolved Homicide-Martha Toms
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Anchorage Police need help in identifying the person responsible for the death of 35-year-old Martha Toms.

On September 22, 2005, Toms was found underneath a picnic table in Lyons Park in Mountain View.  She was beaten severely, but still alive.  Toms was transported to a local hospital where she died a short time later.

If you have information as to the person(s) Toms was with prior to her death, or the person responsible for her death, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip anonymously using this website.

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7/3/2005 - Unsolved Homicide--Oleg "Al" Bohlouli
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Anchorage Police are looking for information to help solve the murder of Oleg "Al" Bohlouli which occurred in early July 2005. Bohlouli, 45, was shot and killed inside his home on Lucky road at about 3a.m. on July 3,2005. A witness inside the home told police that an unknown man had broken into the home, shot Bohlouli, and fled. If you have information as to the person responsible for the murder of Oleg "Al" Bohlouli, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip anonymously on this website. The family is offering a reward in addition to the $1,000 reward being offered by Crime Stoppers.

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11/8/2003 - Unsolved Homicide-Ann Saephan
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On November 8, 2003, 15-year-old Ann Saephan was with a group of friends in the parking lot of the Space Station Video Arcade, located at 2710 Spenard Road. Unknown person fired shots, one of which struck Ann, killing her. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip anonymously on this site.

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9/6/2003 - Unsolved Homicide-Michelle Rothe
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Anchorage Police are investigating the death of 32-year-old Michelle Rothe whose remains were found on September 6, 2003, in the waters of the Turnagain Arm near the Oceanview residential subdivision. Detectives believe she was murdered sometime between June and July 2003. If you have information as to the person responsible for the murder of Michelle Rothe, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submit your tip anonymously on this web site.

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