On 12/29/18 at 5:03 p.m., AST and EMS responded to Deshka Landing in Willow for a medical emergency. Melanie McCleave, age 56 of Anchorage, was riding with family on a snow-machine trail and she collapsed.
Lifesaving efforts were not successful and an investigation revealed McCleave died of natural causes. The SME responded and released the deceased to the family. Janssen’s Funeral Home responded to provide final services for McCleave.