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Location: Palmer
Type: Homicide

Dispatch Text:

Update: The deceased in this ongoing homicide investigation is identified as Susanna Clawson, age 32, of Anchorage.

On 3/15/20, at approximately 2139 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a request for a welfare check on a family member.  At approximately 2156 hours, Alaska State Troopers arrived at the residence in Wasilla and discovered Edwin Clawson, 39, of Wasilla in the driveway.  The Trooper shined his flashlight in the area where Edwin had been upon contact, and discovered a deceased female lying on the ground.  Edwin was detained and a scene investigation was completed by the AST General Investigations Unit.  Edwin was subsequently arrested for Murder in the Second Degree and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial facility in Palmer where he was held without bail pending arraignment.  Next of Kin was notified and investigation is ongoing.

Posted on 3/16/2020 12:43:47 PM by DPS\pawegrzyn

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