Missing Wasilla woman found dead

Parthena Kinkead was reported missing by a friend

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A 39-year-old Wasilla woman was found dead Saturday after being reported missing by the Alaska State Troopers. Parthena Kinkead was reported missing by a friend and, according to troopers, could have been in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Anchorage or on the Kenai Peninsula.

Kinkead was found in her vehicle by Alaska State Troopers and her death is being investigated as a homicide by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation, according to a trooper dispatch. Her remains were sent to the Alaska State Medical Examiner for autopsy, troopers said, and no arrests have been made.

People who have any information about Kinkead’s death are asked to contact troopers at 907-352-5401 or to submit tips anonymously at a.tip411.com/a/82069.

According to the Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse, there are 1,290 people missing in Alaska. Some cases go back as far as 1956 and not all are being actively investigated. A list of all active missing persons bulletins can be found on the Alaska Department of Public Safety’s website at dps.alaska.gov.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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