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After calling 911 for help, Fairbanks man later says he killed his girlfriend, police say

A Fairbanks man said he killed his girlfriend Saturday after he’d called 911 to report that she was unresponsive, police said.

Sikoya Francis-Fields, 21, called 911 just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday and first responders were sent to an apartment at 267 College Road, police said in an online statement. Medics confirmed that 23-year-old Kayla Benjamin died at the scene. A dog was dead inside the apartment, also.

Francis-Fields was interviewed by detectives and eventually said he’d killed Benjamin, police said. He said he’d killed the dog too, police said. Police have not said what the cause of death is.

Francis-Fields was arrested on a second-degree murder charge and police said additional charges will be filed. He is being held at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 907-450-6550.

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