The body of a woman found in a car that crashed Monday night on a busy Anchorage street showed signs of mutilation.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The body of a woman found in a car that crashed Monday night on a busy Anchorage street showed signs of mutilation.
The body of 30-year-old Jacqueline Goodwin was covered with a plastic bag and zip ties had been placed around her wrists.
Anchorage television station KTUU (http://bit.ly/296inSm) reports the information was revealed in murder charges filed against the driver of the car, 34-year-old Benjamin Wilkins.
He was arrested after his car crashed into a light pole on Debarr Road near Alaska Regional Hospital.
The state medical examiner says Goodwin had been shot in the abdomen, hit in the head and asphyxiated.
Wilkins' brother, 28-year-old Connor Stefano, and mother, 61-year-old Jacqueline Stefano, were taken into custody on suspicion of hindering prosecution. Jacqueline Stefano was free on bail Thursday.
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