Police: Mother charged with murder in stabbing death of 3-year-old daughter

A child was found dead and a woman injured in a car parked at Anchorage's Point Woronzof.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Anchorage woman has been charged with murdering her daughter Wednesday, and has been arrested and taken to the Anchorage jail following her release from the hospital Thursday afternoon.

According to the charging documents, police responded to Point Woronzof parking lot and found 24-year-old Kelsey Jackson injured, along with a 3-year-old girl who was "obviously deceased" and had been stabbed multiple times.

Police don't name the girl in the charging documents, except by initials, but a previous domestic violence filing against Jackson names the girl as Brooklyn Jackson.

Kelsey Jackson was also wounded, but reportedly "made statements to responding officers at the scene indicating she 'did it' and no one else was involved," documents state.

The two were in the back seat, and Brooklyn was still strapped into her car seat. A knife was found under the driver's seat of the SUV.

Police say Jackson's cuts to her arms were "consistent with a suicide attempt." They wrote in the charging documents that police had contacted Jackson in the past for suicide attempts.

In September of last year, a family member had filed a domestic violence protective order against Jackson on behalf of Brooklyn, after an alleged act of vandalism. The family asked for help with requiring treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues. A short-term order lasting 20 days was granted, and the family member gained temporary custody of the girl.

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This story has been updated.

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