Man charged with murder in homeless camp death

FAIRBANKS -- Police say the death of a 58-year-old woman who was found injured in a homeless camp has been ruled a homicide and a suspect has been arrested.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says police believe 57-year-old Rick Allen is responsible for the death of Ellen Florence Juneby Rada, who was found unconscious with life-threatening injuries June 28. She died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Police say Allen has been arrested on a charge of second-degree murder.

Detective Peyton Merideth says witness statements led police to identify Allen as a suspect.

The Juneby family is from Eagle Village. They lost another family member on July 1 when 71-year-old Isaac Juneby died in a car crash in Anchorage just after visiting Rada in the hospital.

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