Troopers investigating Wasilla death as homicide

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a Wasilla death as a homicide.
Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers are investigating a Wasilla man’s death on Monday as a homicide.

Troopers wrote in an online dispatch that they received a report of gunshots early Monday morning near the intersection of Old Matanuska Road and B Shannon Road in Wasilla. Troopers found the body of 32-year-old Derek Welsh of Wasilla inside his car, they said.

The case is being investigated as a homicide by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.

Troopers encourage anyone with information about Welsh’s death to contact them at (907)352-5401, submit a tip online or through the AKtips smartphone app.

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