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Fairbanks police seek suspect in fatal stabbing

  • Author: Jerzy Shedlock
  • Updated: September 14, 2017
  • Published September 13, 2017

Fairbanks detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of a fatal stabbing there on Sunday night.

Fairbanks police released this wanted bulletin for Greg Troy Beasley, 27, suspected in a stabbing death on Sunday. (Fairbanks Police Department)

Fairbanks Police Department spokesperson Yumi McCulloch wrote in a Wednesday statement that the primary suspect of the stabbing has been identified as Greg Troy Beasley, 27.

Around 10 p.m. Sunday, Fairbanks police dispatchers received a call from someone reporting "a person was bleeding out" inside a residence off 17th Avenue, McCulloch wrote. A woman had knocked on the caller's door and asked them to call 911, she said.

The caller and a friend went to the home in question, where they were confronted by another woman who would not let them inside to check on the injured person, police said. Medics and police responded to the scene shortly thereafter.

The responders found 47-year-old Guy Mitchell Yazzie with "multiple stab wounds to the heart, torso and legs," McCulloch wrote. "He also had defensive wounds to his left arm."

Yazzie was confirmed dead at the scene. An autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner Tuesday classified the death as a homicide, police said.

The knife used in the homicide was recovered near the home, police said.

Now, police are looking for Beasley on an arrest warrant for first-degree murder. Police warned that the wanted man is considered armed and dangerous.

People in Fairbanks should call 911 with "confirmed sightings." Anyone with further information about the incident or the recent whereabouts of Beasley is asked to call Detective Peyton Merideth at 907-450-6553.