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Troopers say man found dead in Houston a homicide, seeks public help

Police BlotterUPDATE: The deceased is identified as Patrick McMullen, 32 of Wasilla. Next of kin has been notified. The death is believed to be a homicide. McMullen’s vehicle was found in a pullout at milepost 59 of the Parks Hwy in Houston. McMullen was found deceased on an ATV trail a short distance away. Anyone who was traversing that section of the Parks Hwy on the night of Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017 after 9 p.m. that may have seen any vehicles at the pull out or anything suspicious in the area, please contact Troopers in Palmer at 352-5401 and reference case number AK17078337.

On 11/02/2017 at approximately 8:47 a.m., AST was notified of an unresponsive person in the ditch near milepost 59 of the Parks Hwy in Houston. Palmer AST responded and confirmed the man was deceased. Palmer GIU responded to assist. The deceased has been identified however next of kin has not been notified. Efforts to notify next of kin are underway. The SME’s office is conducting an autopsy. Investigation continues.

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