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Letter: More should be done in welfare checks

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 10, 2018
  • Published September 10, 2018

I just finished the article in the Sept. 2 paper on Paul Pesika.
Megan Peters' response from Alaska State Troopers was unsettling. "We can't make entry into a house because someone else is concerned." Wow, really? That seems just lazy.

Surely a trooper can investigate more. A neighbor can enter the house sometime later and locate his neighbor, but public safety officers can't? Was a record check done by the trooper to determine the owner of the property? Was there an attempt to locate a phone number to try to reach family? Was the original neighbor interviewed? Was there follow-up the next day?
— Dave Ellison

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