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Man and woman found dead after apparent murder-suicide in downtown Fairbanks office

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 16
  • Published June 16

A man and woman were found dead in a downtown Fairbanks office early Tuesday, police said.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male shot the female and then shot himself,” the Fairbanks Police Department wrote in an online statement Wednesday.

An infant and a 6-year-old boy were found at the scene uninjured, police said. The boy had used an iPad to contact family after the shooting, and a family member called 911, police said.

Officers arrived at the office on the 200 block of Cushman Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday to conduct a welfare check, police said.

The names of the deceased will be released once their identities are confirmed by the medical examiner’s office, police said. The children are being cared for by family, police said.