Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of his Mother in North Pole

    North Pole, AK (KINY) - A Fairbanks man was arrested on Sunday for the murder of his mother at a North Pole residence.

    Travis Reed, 33-years-old of Fairbanks, was charged with first-degree murder after troopers were asked to do a welfare check by concerned family members who hadn't heard from her since Friday.

    According to dispatch reports, troopers arrived at the home to find Vivian Osborne, 59-years-old of North Pole and Reed's mother, deceased. Reed had locked himself in a bedroom. After investigation, Reed was arrested and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

    Next of kin were notified and the investigation continues.

    Osborne's body has been sent to the state medical examiners' office in Anchorage for autopsy.

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