ANCHORAGE -

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found near the local clinic in Chevak Wednesday morning.

In a statement late Wednesday, troopers say they were notified of the discovery by a Chevak village public safety officer just after 11 a.m.

“The scene was secured by the VPSO while troopers responded from Bethel,” troopers wrote. “(Alaska Bureau of Investigation) investigators are also responding to assist.”

Troopers were able to positively identify the woman as 19-year-old Roxanne Smart of Chevak. Her death has been ruled a homicide, and is being investigated by troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.