Update:

The victim has been identified as Elsie Jackson (54-years-old).

Next of kin procedures have been completed. 

Update 11/22/19 5:25 PM:

Homicide Detectives took one adult male into custody this morning for questioning. After detectives interviewed him, he was determined to be the suspect in this homicide investigation and was subsequently arrested.

The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Trevor Babcock. He was remanded at the Anchorage Jail on multiple charges including two counts of Murder II, Arson I, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Original 11/22/19 3:00 AM:

On 11/22/19 around 12:45 AM, Officers with the Patrol Division and firefighters with the Anchorage Fire Department responded to a residential area near E 22nd Avenue and More Street near Cheney Lake Park in reference to reports of a vehicle fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters and patrol officers located a full size light colored SUV that was on fire. Firefighters put out the fire and found one deceased person inside the vehicle. While the circumstances of the death are still under investigation, the death is considered suspicious in nature. APD Homicide Detectives and AFD Fire Investigators have responded to the scene to conduct a thorough investigation. There will be a large APD and AFD presence in the area for several hours.

The identity of the deceased will be released pending next of kin procedures.

If you have any information about this incident, including surveillance footage in the area from late Thursday night to early Friday morning, please call 3-1-1. If you prefer to leave an anonymous tip, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at AnchorageCrimeStoppers.com

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