UPDATE: Death of 10-year-old girl near Quinhagak is being investigated as a homicide

Alaska State Troopers (KTUU News)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - UPDATE: March 18, 1:57 p.m.
Alaska State Troopers have confirmed Wednesday that the death of 10-year-old Ida Aguchak is being investigated as a homicide.

Original Story
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl in Quinhagak, Alaska. Tuesday afternoon Troopers released the girl's identity as Ida Aguchak.

A Trooper Dispatch posted online Tuesday morning said a child was reported missing Monday, March 16 at about 5 p.m. Troopers were told just before 8 p.m. that the child's body had been found on the outskirts of town by local searchers.

Tribal Police Officers secured the scene.

John Peter, Chief of the Tribal Police Department in Quinhagak, told Channel 2 Tuesday morning that Troopers had arrived to help investigate.

Troopers say the Alaska Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

Quinhagak is a community of fewer than 700 people in Southwest Alaska.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Channel 2's Maria Downey contributed to this report.

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