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Man, woman found dead near Wasilla died in apparent murder-suicide, troopers say

  • Author: Zaz Hollander
  • Updated: February 26
  • Published February 26

PALMER -- Alaska State Troopers now say a man and woman found dead on a Wasilla-area property Feb. 18 died in an apparent murder-suicide.

Troopers last week said they discovered the bodies of Sarah Klingener, 47, and Shawn McVey, 57, at a residence near Bogard Road. A family member of Klingener reported the deaths.

An investigation determined that Klingener’s death was a homicide and McVey died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to an update posted Tuesday. No one else was believed to be involved.

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