UPDATED: Victim identified in Sunday morning homicide

Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 9:31 AM AKDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2023 at 2:39 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Updated information 4/24/23 2:39 p.m.: The victim in this homicide case has been identified as Kayla Kugtsun, Date of Birth June 11, 1997. Next of kin have been notified, according to a Fairbanks Police Dept. press release.

Fairbanks Fire Department emergency medical personnel and the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) responded to a report of an unresponsive female at a residence in the 1100 block of Garden Way in Fairbanks on Sunday, April 23 at approximately 7:25 a.m.

Upon arrival police and EMS determined the female was deceased. She was 25 years old according to a press release.

An investigation followed and 24-year old Endeavor Riley was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. He is charged with Murder in the First Degree.

This is an active investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact FPD detectives at fpdinvestigations@fairbanks.us or call 907-450-6550. You can also contact using your cell phone by texting the keyword AKTIPS followed by your crime tip to 847411.