At 11:12 pm on Nov. 30, Anchorage police and fire personnel responded to the 200 block of Newell Street, where an SUV was fully engulfed in flames while parked in a vacant lot.
Police said two people were inside and the deaths are suspicious. The exact cause of death will be determined and identities of the victims will be confirmed by the medical examiner.
Newell Street is a dead end dirt street that meets up with Boundary Avenue. On the west side is a trailer park, and on the east side a vacant lot.
If these are determined to be homicides, they would be the 29th and 30th of 2019, topping last year’s 28 murders in Anchorage. The city set a record in 2017 with 37 homicides.
Just seven days earlier, a dead person was found in a burning SUV near E. 22nd Avenue and More Street, near Cheney Lake Park, which is east of Boniface Parkway.
The suspect in that homicide is Trevor Babcock, 42, who has a long string of prior contacts with the Alaska Court System.