Fairbanks Death Investigation


by Katelynn VanVekoven

Police find body of Fairbanks woman in apartment.

Investigators say a 27-year-old Fairbanks woman likely bled to death after accidentally cutting herself.

Megan Wachter was found dead in her downtown Fairbanks apartment on Friday.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says a report from the state medical examiner's officer found she likely cut herself by accident with a household object.

Fairbanks police detective Peyton Merideth tells the newspaper
they are awaiting toxicology reports, but alcohol likely played a
role in the death.

She was found in her apartment on the eighth floor of the
Northward Building.

Wachter was a clerk at Big Ray's clothing. Police were alerted
by her co-workers when she didn't show up for work.

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