Anchorage police identify woman whose body was found near downtown


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police have released the identity of a woman whose body was discovered near downtown Anchorage this week.

The state medical examiner identified the body as that of 26-year-old Jessica Lake.

Authorities say Lake was originally from Hooper Bay but has been living in Anchorage for some time. Police say they've had reports she was homeless. Her body was found Tuesday near 13th Avenue and Hyder Street.

The cause of death hasn't been determined, but police continue to investigate. They ask anyone with information about her death to contact dispatch or Anchorage Crime Stoppers.

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