Woman Found Dead In East Anchorage

A 52-year-old woman was found dead in a van in east Anchorage last night. The person reporting the death to the police said that the van owner allowed the woman to sleep in the vehicle. A department press release says that the responding officers did not see any immediate signs of foul play, but the cause and manner of her death will be determined by the Alaska State Medical Examiner’s Office. Her identity will not be released until her next of kin have been notified.