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Name released of woman found dead in van in Anchorage

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch

The name of a 52 year-old woman found dead Sunday in a van has been named, Anchorage police report. Anchorage resident Barbara Jean Thomas was found in a van in the alley of the 300 block of South Flower Street at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

According to the caller who reported the death, the van’s owner had allowed her to sleep in the vehicle.

The Anchorage Police Department Homicide Department is investigating the death. Responding patrol officers discovered no immediate signs of foul play, but the cause of death has yet to be determined.