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APD Seeks Surveillance Video of Pickup Truck in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Published On: Oct 17 2013 11:14:00 AM AKDT
APD Investigating Body Found on Old Seward Highway

Anchorage police have identified a vehicle of interest in the hit-and-run death of a local man early Wednesday, and are asking for South Anchorage businesses’ help in acquiring video of the truck.

In a Thursday statement, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro says police were informed just before 3 a.m. Wednesday that Corbin Grassman, 36, had been found dead in the Old Seward Highway’s northbound lanes near 69th Avenue.

“The vehicle of interest is described as a light colored, full-sized, pickup truck,” Castro wrote. “The truck did not appear to have a canopy on the bed.”

Businesses in the area are asked to consult their surveillance video to see if they have footage of the truck, with locations south of Old Seward and Dowling asked to examine video between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. Wednesday, with those north of the intersection asked to check video between 2:45 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.

Castro says it’s not clear that the truck was necessarily headed north through the area, despite initial indications. She declined to discuss whether any parts from the vehicle were recovered from the scene, but emphasized the importance to the investigation of area businesses responding to APD’s request for help.

“We’re hoping that more surveillance will suggest a pattern of route for the driver, but we need more footage,” Castro said.

Anyone with video footage matching the truck or information on the case is asked to call APD at 786-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.