UPDATE: APD looking for possible witness to Monday morning homicide

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — Update: Thursday, April 4, 2:20 p.m.:
Anchorage police are looking for a possible witness to a homicide early Monday morning.

According to APD, shortly before 12:45 a.m. Monday, the driver of a vehicle stopped to talk to a pedestrian in the strip mall parking lot at 341 E. Benson Blvd before driving away.


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Homicide detectives want to speak with the driver of that vehicle, who they believe may have witnessed events related to the nearby homicide of Tony Susook.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the driver is asked to call APD at 311 and selecting option #1.

Update: Wednesday April 3, 2:30 p.m.:
Police have identified the victim in Monday's murder as 27-year-old Tony Susook.

Update: Monday, April 1, 9:35 a.m.:
Anchorage Police say 25-year-old Martin Kignak has been arrested for Murder 2 in the death investigation on Benson Boulevard. Officers on patrol saw Kignak assaulting the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Monday afternoon police said the patrol officers saw the suspect kicking something, and when they went to investigate, discovered that Kignak was kicking the victim.

Police are still investigating how long the assault lasted and what led up to it.

The victim has not yet been identified as police work to notify family.

Update: Monday, April 1, 7:45 a.m.:
Benson Boulevard is back open after being closed for several hours due to a death investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY, Monday 4/3/19:
Benson Boulevard is closed between A Street and Denali Street for a suspicious death investigation. Officers with the Patrol Division discovered the body of an adult male at the intersection of Benson Boulevard and A Street. The body was lying on the road. The death appears to be suspicious. Officers have one person in custody for questioning and are not looking for anyone else at this time.

Police are asking anyone with information about this investigation, including surveillance video, to call Dispatch at 311.

This is a developing story.

Editor's note: This story previously included a misspelled version of the suspect's last name on second reference. It has been corrected.



 
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