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Homicide reported in Fairbanks, suspect in custody

 Kayla Benjamin was confirmed deceased on May 23rd at 8:46am. (Photo Courtesy of Fairbanks Police Department)
Kayla Benjamin was confirmed deceased on May 23rd at 8:46am. (Photo Courtesy of Fairbanks Police Department) (KTVF)
Published: May. 24, 2020 at 12:53 PM AKDT
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The Fairbanks Police Department has reported a homicide which took place May 23rd at 267 College Road.

The victim, 23-year-old Kayla Benjamin, was reported unresponsive by her boyfriend, Sikoya Francis-Fields, at 8:24am and was confirmed deceased at 8:46am.

Francis-Fields eventually admitted to causing Benjamin's death as well as the death of a dog in the same apartment.

He has been booked at Fairbanks Correctional Facility on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree.

Benjamin's next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with further information about the homicide is encouraged to contact the Fairbanks Police Department Detective Division at 907-450-6550 or

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