Police seek public's help in identifying woman killed

Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police are asking for help identifying a pedestrian who was struck by a car and killed last week as she tried to cross a street in East Anchorage.

The woman was apparently of Asian decent, said Detective Everett Robbins. The state medical examiner estimated the woman's age at between 50 and 75 years old. She was 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighted 80 pounds and had shoulder-length gray hair, police said.

The woman was struck while crossing Northern Lights Boulevard in the College Gate area at about 8 p.m. on Nov. 27. The victim carried no identification.

''We suspect she lives somewhere in the area,'' Robbins said. Robbins said it was puzzling that police had received no missing-person report.

''It strikes me as odd,'' he said. ''This happened the day before Thanksgiving and you think if your mom or grandma doesn't show up for dinner, you'd make a call or something.''

Anyone who may have information about the woman's identity is asked to call 786-8709.

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