Woman tells police man beat her after driving from Anchorage to Thunderbird Falls

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 11:13

A woman said she was beaten in Thunderbird Falls after being picked up by a man in Anchorage on Thursday, Nov. 21.

According to police, dispatchers received a call at around 10:21 p.m. from a man who told them a woman showed up at the door of his home with visible injuries.

When police arrived, the woman reportedly told them she was walking in Anchorage near the intersection of Benson Boulevard and the Seward Highway when an unknown man in a red, full-size Ford pickup offered her a ride.

The woman said the man drove her to the Thunderbird Falls parking lot, where he punched her in the face several times before she was able to escape and run to the nearest house.

Police said the woman was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police said the suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s with short hair and no facial hair.

The Thunderbird Falls area was the scene of a grisly homicide this summer in which police say a 19-year-old woman was shot and dumped in the nearby Eklutna River. Several teens and a 21-year-old man have been arrested in that case and charged with murder.

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