Fairbanks police say body of woman may have been moved

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks police say the body of a woman found dead near the Fairbanks Curling Club early Sunday was apparently placed there after she died elsewhere, possibly from a drug overdose.

Fairbanks Detective Aaron Ring said the investigation so far suggests Batina Badie, 39, died a few hours before police found her body shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Badie's fully clothed body was placed carefully where police found her.

''They didn't just dump her out of the car,'' Ring said.

A Fairbanks officer had patrolled the area at about at 9 a.m. and didn't see the body, Ring said.

Police are looking for a woman who called police from a pay phone outside the liquor store at the Gavora Mall to report Badie's body.

''We took the phone receiver for fingerprints, but we'll see what we can get from that,'' Ring said.

Depending on the circumstances -- whether it was a failure to seek medical assistance when Badie was dying or moving the corpse without being authorized to do so -- whoever left Badie's body could face criminal charges, Ring said.

Ring said Badie, who was known to be a drug user, had family in Fairbanks but no known address.



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