Anchorage police say they're investigating the deaths of two people discovered early Thursday at Point Woronzof as a double homicide. No arrests had been made by Thursday evening.
The Anchorage Police Department identified the victims as 20-year-old Foriegnne Aubert-Morissette and 19-year-old Selena Annette Mullenax. Police didn't immediately know what the relationship was between them, if any.
When asked whether there was a public safety risk, APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said detectives hadn't told her about one. "I promise if we were worried about the public being in danger we would of course put out information to that effect," she said.
Police were called to Point Woronzof, a scenic overlook on the edge of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, at 8:37 a.m. Thursday after a dog walker discovered the body of Mullenax on the beach below the overlook's parking lot, police said.
About an hour later, police discovered Aubert-Morissette nearby with "grave injuries," APD said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Oistad wouldn't answer specific questions about the case, such as whether or not a weapon was found at the scene.
At the scene, APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said officers found Aubert-Morissette breathing but unconscious.
Airport police were first on the scene and secured the area, Shell said.
By midday Thursday, more than a dozen Anchorage police officers -- including the department's crime scene team and its unmarked RV -- were at Point Woronzof, collecting evidence from the parking lot and the beach below. Officers placed five evidence markers near the parking lot's edge atop the embankment and were placing more markers on each side of a trash can.
"The area leading over the Point Woronzof bluff into the parking lot here is secure for police personnel only," Shell said. "We're documenting who's coming, who's leaving and who has been in the crime scene for evidentiary purposes."
Human body-cast sculptures from the "100Stone" art installation remain scattered in the area.
According to court records, Aubert-Morissette was scheduled to be in court for a pretrial conference on Tuesday. He had been arraigned on Feb. 23, 2015, on a slew of charges that included armed robbery, burglary, assault, theft and weapons misconduct. He was set to go to trial in early March.
Anyone with additional information is being urged to call APD homicide detectives at 907-786-8679 or police dispatch at 907-786-8900. To leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.
Alaska Dispatch News reporter Jerzy Shedlock and photographer Loren Holmes contributed information to this story.