A 28-year-old Kenai man has been arrested on a murder charge following the death of a woman whose body was found in Kenai on Thursday morning.
The Kenai Police Department at around 4 a.m. on Nov. 17 received a report of a shooting on California Street, with witnesses also reporting seeing a vehicle leaving the scene, according to a Thursday Kenai police dispatch. As officers responded, police reported, they encountered a vehicle matching descriptions that was leaving the area with no lights on.
An attempted traffic stop on the vehicle by Kenai police officers escalated into a pursuit, the dispatch said. Alaska State Troopers and the Soldotna Police Department assisted in the pursuit.
Police eventually stopped and took into custody 28-year-old Kevin Lee Park of Kenai in connection with the incident, police said.
As of around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, the Kenai Police Department was still working to identify the deceased female victim, who was located on California Street. The woman was eventually identified as 31-year-old Stephanie Henson, also of Kenai.
Park was taken to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree tampering with physical evidence and first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.
The case is still under investigation.
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