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 Police Investigate Death of Female Found Inside Vehicle 


Police Department

Anchorage Police Department

Press Release

December 26, 2013

Contact:  Jennifer Castro

APD Public Information Officer

786-8571 Office





Subject: Police Investigate Death of Female Found Inside of a Vehicle

Case: 13-56100

Case Update at 6:15 p.m. :

Anchorage Police have positively identified the female who was found deceased inside of a vehicle this morning. Police have identified the female as 34-year-old Elaine Marie Cleveland of Anchorage. Her next of kin have been notified. An autopsy revealed that cold weather contributed to her death. No foul play is suspected in the incident at this time.

Original Release Published at 11:35 a.m.:

At 7:21 a.m. APD Dispatch received a report of a woman who was found unconscious and unresponsive inside of a vehicle located on the 1000 block of E 6th Avenue. When Medics and Police responded, medics declared the female deceased at the scene. Anchorage police are investigating the incident to determine the cause of death and if any foul play was involved. Police are waiting for the autopsy results to clarify the cause of death and have not positively identified the deceased female at this time.





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