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Troopers Seek Help In Hooper Bay Woman’s Homicide After Body Found North Of Willow

Jan 20, 2021

Credit Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

A Hooper Bay woman whose body was found along the Parks Highway north of Willow is the victim of homicide, according to Alaska State Troopers. The troopers are looking for help finding her killer.

Troopers said in a written statement on Tuesday, Jan. 19 that Arnoldine Simone Hill, 26, was last known to be alive in Midtown Anchorage on Dec. 10, and might have been in Anchorage, Wasilla, or Willow prior to her death.

Investigators believe that she was dead for a few days before someone left her body near Mile 81 of the Parks Highway. That occurred sometime between the evening hours of Jan. 8 and the afternoon of Jan. 9, when troopers say someone reported finding Hill’s body.

Department of Public Safety Communications Director Megan Peters said that troopers are now looking for information about any suspicious activity on the highway around Mile 81, or information about where Hill traveled or with whom she interacted after Dec. 10.

“We want people to know that we care. We want people to know that we are prioritizing this death,” Peters said.

Troopers are getting help from federal authorities, though Peters noted that was not unusual. Troopers are not yet saying how or where they believe Hill was killed.

“Whenever we have homicide investigations we try and keep information close to us so we don’t inadvertently harm the investigation,” Peters said. “But we are certainly are looking for any information that people can share with us, just in case it’s something that we haven’t already chased down, or it could help confirm something that we think we know.”

Hill is described as 4-foot-11 and about 150 pounds, with shoulder-length dark brown hair and a distinct mole below her right lip.

Troopers ask anyone with information about Hill’s death to call 907-352-5401.