According to our source, four homicide investigations this year are connected to one person—the man in a “person of interest” sketch the Anchorage Police Department released on September 11, 2016 in connection with the killing of Treyveon-Kindell Thompson. Our source says that high-ranking officials at the APD and the FBI have confirmed the murders of Selena Mullenax and Foriegnne Aubert-Morissette at Point Woronzof on January 28, 2016 and Bryant "Brie" DeHusson and Kevin S. Turner at Valley of the Moon Park on August 28, 2016 were committed by the same person. Our source did not identity the fourth investigation. However, the killings of Brianna Foisy and Jason Netter Sr. along the Ship Creek Trail on July 3, 2016 have a similar m.o.
Other than being found at the same location, no information has been released on a connection between Mullenax and Aubert-Morissette, DeHusson and Turner or Foisy and Netter. The only available information that connects the victims is that everyone, except Thompson, was found on the Anchorage trail system.
Thompson’s mother, Mandy Premo, has been advised by law enforcement not to speak about her son's case.
Our source says that law enforcement has video of the suspect: “They think he’s a white male, approximately 5’9’’ to 5’10’’ [with] long hair. But [law enforcement] doesn’t know for sure because the video footage they have of him is hard to decipher.” When asked about the video, Castro said APD does not comment on case evidence for open or active investigations.
It’s speculated that APD released a “person of interest” sketch instead of a computer-generated profile because the skin color of the person is unknown. “With the sketch, it probably rules out that he’s African-American,” our source says. “But [law enforcement] doesn’t know. And until they can find a pattern, they probably won’t find out. I can imagine that this guy’s probably not going to be caught anytime soon because they’re not even sure if that sketch is accurate.” Castro says that the sketch is specifically for a “person of interest” in the killing of Treyveon-Kindell Thompson.
The Press goes on to point out how tragically understaffed our police department is right now, and that for a city with over 300,000 residents there might be only 22 to 25 officers patrolling at any given time.
This story of course dovetails with my previous post about those rape kits, and the one from last month about the uptick in murders this year.
I feel that overall Anchorage is significantly safer than most big cities by far, however the fact that we have an inordinate amount of rape and abuse is inarguable, and we also have a problem with serial killers.
I think for a community this size we have had way more than our share, and there is ample evidence to suggest that there are even more than that who have never been identified, and of course never caught.
I'm hoping that this one gets caught. But until he does take extra precautions by Anchorage friends, and remember everything is more fun in groups.