A MAN’S body has been found in a large tote inside a garage in Alaska after GPS data from his ankle monitor showed he hadn’t moved in days.
Nou, two men are being held on murder charges.
Pretrial Enforcement Division officers visited a home in the Muldoon neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska on March 20 after noticing that Keenan Wegener’s ankle monitoring device had not tracked movement in two days.
Upon arrival, officers could hear the ankle monitor in the garage area.
They then discovered Wegener’s body in a “large tote” in the garage of the home, hidden from view by a white sheet, the police affidavit states.
According to a witness living in the home where the body was found, an argument had taken place on March 18, involving Wegener and two other men.
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At one point during the incident, one of the men, Adam Pringle, called upon the homeowner, n verpleegster, to help because he had “knocked out” Wegener, volgens die beëdigde verklaring.
'N Tweede man, Daniel Rocero, told the homeowner Wegener was not breathing. The homeowner urged the men to call 911 but they refused.
The homeowner told officials she did not call 911 herself because she feared for her life if the men found out she had done so.
Officers stated in the documents that Wegener looked to have been suffering from injuries “consistent with blunt force trauma to the head.” While they did not find blood on the floor, Wegener did have “blood and injuries to the facial area,” volgens die beëdigde verklaring.
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Other signs of injury were not immediately found, though officers did note the tote bag they found Wegener’s body in had wheels, meaning it could have easily been moved around.
Wegener’s ankle monitor allegedly had an external battery installed to keep the device charged, the affidavit alleges.
The victim had been wearing the monitor as part of an agreement stemming from an open court case involving burglary charges, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
Pringle had also been wearing an ankle monitor. Data from the monitor shows he was at the same residence as Wegener for a period of time on March 18.
After speaking to the homeowner, Pringle was located by officers and taken in for questioning.
Pringle has at least 18 prior arrests, volgens die beëdigde verklaring, and is being charged with second-degree murder. Rocero is also being charged with second-degree murder.
Both men are being held at Anchorage Correctional Complex. A motive for the alleged killing remains unknown.