UPDATE: W 36th Ave homicide victim identified, police still looking to contact 2 individuals

APD seek male person-of-interest (left) and male witness (right). (Photo from APD)
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Update - August 14, 2017:
In a community alert issued by the Anchorage Police Department on Monday, they have identified the woman who was struck with a vehicle on Aug. 9.

Police say the victim has been identified as Patricia Phelps, 48. It is still unclear why she was killed or the exact circumstances leading up to her death. Investigators found her both shot and struck with a vehicle.

While APD has released photos of two people whom authorities believe may have information regarding the killing, police continue to ask the public to come forward with any additional information related to this crime.

APD requests that you call dispatchers at (907) 786-8900. To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

Original story - August 11, 2017:
Anchorage police are trying to contact two individuals – one person-of-interest and one witness – regarding Wednesday's death investigation on 36th Avenue and Oregon Drive, according to an APD Nixle alert.

"The person-of-interest was seen leaving the scene on a motorcycle," according to APD spokesperson, MJ Thim.

He said the male motorcyclist was last seen riding in an alley, in the direction of W 33rd Avenue.

Meanwhile, the male witness that police want to contact "was seen walking with the victim, before she was killed," said Thim.

According to the APD text notification, the witness was last seen walking eastbound on W 36th Avenue, in the direction of Minnesota Drive.

If you have any information, regarding these two males, APD requests that you call dispatchers at (907) 786-8900. Thim added that surveillance video would be helpful, too.


APD person-of-interest, motorcyclist, front side. (Photo from APD)
APD person-of-interest, motorcyclist, back side. (Photo from APD)
APD witness, on foot, front side. (Photo from APD)