ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - UPDATE at 3:49 p.m. 6/20/2019
The victim of the homicide has been named. He is 36-year-old Christopher M. Lebert. Next-of-kin has been notified.
An incident late Tuesday night on 15th and Minnesota that left a motorcyclist dead has now been ruled a homicide by detectives with the APD.
After releasing the preliminary details of the accident this morning, APD put out notice for other information about a stolen 2004 dark-colored Chevrolet Tahoe.
In an update Wednesday afternoon, APD revealed that the Tahoe had been stolen from the Port of Anchorage last night. Investigators say the Tahoe pursued a white and green motorcycle. The rider was then found dead in the road at Minnesota and 15th, in front of the L Street flower garden. At this time, it is unclear how the motorcyclist was killed.
The vehicle then dropped down Minnesota and continued up the off-ramp towards West High School on Hillcrest Drive. The vehicle was eventually found abandoned in Turnagain by Lynn-Ary Park.
Police are asking for any surveillance video from the Port of Anchorage, near the scene of the accident, or by Lynn-Ary Park. They are asked to call 311 or Crime Stoppers for anonymous tips at 907-561-STOP.
The victim hasn’t been identified.
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