ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage police have released the name of a woman found dead last month inside a burned sport utility vehicle near Cheney Lake Park.
Police say the woman has been conclusively identified as 54-year-old Elsie Jackson.
Patrol officers and firefighters at 12:45 a.m. Nov. 22 responded to calls of a vehicle fire at east 22nd Avenue and More Street. They found a burning SUV with a body inside.
Homicide detectives detained and interviewed 42-year-old Trevor Babcock later that morning. He was subsequently charged with second-degree murder, arson and tampering with physical evidence.
Babcock is represented by public defender Nathan Lockwood, who did not respond to an email request for comment Wednesday. It’s a policy of the Alaska Public Defender Agency not to comment on pending cases.