Homicide reported in Palmer

    Palmer, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska State Troopers found a dead woman in a driveway late Sunday and her alleged killer standing nearby.

    Troopers responded to a welfare check call just before 10 pm.  The trooper located Edwin Clawson, 39, of Wasilla, in the driveway standing near the body of a deceased female.

    Troopers reported that Clawson was immediately detained and the scene turned over to the General Investigations Unit.

    Clawson has been charged with murder in the second-degree.  He was held at the Mat-Su Pretrial facility to await an arraignment hearing.

    The name of the victim was not immediately released.



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