- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a trailer along the Denali Highway as a double homicide.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports (https://bit.ly/1JTqLz9 ) that the victims were identified Thursday as 61-year-old Richard Casler and 42-year-old Lynn Butler, both of Wasilla. Autopsies show both died as a result of gunshot wounds.

The bodies of the pair were found inside a dilapidated trailer in the area after troopers heard noises coming from the vehicle Sunday afternoon. Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says investigators were not able to find the cause of the noise.

Troopers received a report that Friday evening that the pair was missing from the campsite around mile 79 of the Denali Highway. Troopers say they found signs suggesting gunfire associated with the pair’s vehicle and camper trailer.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com


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