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Discovery of third body is believed connected to double-homicide in Wasilla

  • Author: Tess Williams
  • Updated: November 6, 2019
  • Published November 5, 2019

Alaska State Troopers found the body of missing Big Lake woman Alyssa Jimenez on Tuesday afternoon and believe her death is connected to the deaths of Michael Attwood, 25, of Big Lake, and Donna Marie Campos, 37, of Wasilla over the weekend.

Troopers wrote in an online report that all three deaths “are being treated as a homicide investigation.”

Troopers announced Sunday they were investigating the deaths of a man and woman, later identified as Attwood and Campos, off of Knik Knack Mud Shack Road in Wasilla.

Two days later, troopers wrote that investigators were “concerned for Jimenez’s safety” as well.

"She was reportedly with the two deceased individuals earlier in the day prior to their deaths,” troopers wrote. She had last been seen around 12:30 to 1 a.m. Saturday near Twilight Drive.

At about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, troopers found a body tentatively identified as Jimenez near Mile 10 of Knik Goose Bay Road, troopers wrote.

Ken Marsh, a spokesman for the troopers, said it was unclear how Jimenez knew Campos and Attwood, but troopers believe the deaths are related.

Troopers wrote that Attwood, Campos and Jimenez’s next-of-kin have been notified of the their tentative identifications. Positive IDs and autopsies for all three are pending by the State Medical Examiner’s Office, troopers wrote.

Marsh said early Tuesday that he didn’t “have any information, one way or the other” about if the incident posed a public safety threat. The investigation is ongoing and Marsh said only limited information is available now.

Troopers are asking anyone with information about the deaths to call (907) 352-5401.

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