Anchorage Police identify homicide victim found near Campbell Airstrip Road

Anchorage Police investigating homicide on Campbell Airstrip Road
Published: May. 31, 2023 at 5:37 PM AKDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 4:51 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A homicide investigation is underway after a passerby found a body on Campbell Airstrip Road near the Campbell Airstrip Trailhead.

On Friday, police confirmed that the body found was that of 35-year-old Juan Wright. A police spokesperson said there’s no reason to believe there is a connection between Wright’s death and the disappearance of 28-year-old Juan Toscano. The two cases are both being investigated in the same general area of Far North Bicentennial Park.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, authorities were alerted to the presence of a body near the trailhead around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The police declared they were investigating the case as a homicide about six hours later.

Those with information about Wright are asked to contact Police Dispatch at 3-1-1, option #1 or 907-786-8900, option #0. Anonymous tips can be made to Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submitted online.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information.