This case is now classified as a homicide investigation.
The adult male victim died as a result of trauma to the body.
Detectives are looking to speak with anyone who has information, including surveillance video, about this investigation. Those with information can call Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1). To remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or anchoragecrimestoppers.com
Update 5/3/19 at 6:21 a.m.:
All lanes have reopened.
Update on 5/3/19 at 2:17 a.m.:
On 5/3/19 at approximately 1:12 a.m., Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the area of Debarr Road and Patterson Street in reference to a report of an unconscious adult male.
The preliminary investigation found that an adult male was laying face down on a pedestrian walkway near a bus stop in the area with signs of trauma to the body. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the death is considered suspicious in nature. APD's Crime Scene Team will be on scene investigating. One person has been detained for questioning.
The eastbound lane of Debarr Road will remain closed until further notice. Please seek alternative routes.
If anyone has any information about this incident, including surveillance video, please call Dispatch at 3-1-1 (Option #1). To remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or anchoragecrimestoppers.com
APD Case: 19-15469
Original on 5/3/19 at 1:37 a.m.:
Anchorage Police Department advises you to AVOID Location due to a current road closure. All eastbound lanes are closed. Please use alternate routes.