Chuitt's boyfriend, Christopher Lokanin, was the last to see her alive.
"They were both sleeping in the tent according to him and when he awoke this morning, he realized she was not alive anymore," said Parker.
Tracy Atkins lives across the street from where Chuitt and other homeless people would set up camp. He met Chuitt and her fellow campers when cars parked at his house had been broken into.
Atkins assumed the homeless were responsible for breaking into the vehicles, but was surprised to learn that their tents had been broken into also.
"A lot of times the rap gets put on them. People will think it must be those homeless people over there. It's not so. It's stereotyping, you know," said Atkins.
There are other signs that Chuitt's lifestyle was not safe or healthy.
Police said Chuitt had been a victim of crimes and had an extensive record of her own.
Chuitt has been charged with crimes ranging from DWIs and shoplifting to child neglect.
Police went on to say, Chuitt would occasionally help them by providing information.
"I think the ongoing deaths in Anchorage are absolutely tragic," said Melinda Freemon, director of Homeward Bound.
Freemon has been fighting to get housing for the homeless in Anchorage. One of her causes, is the Red Roof Inn, a project designed to get chronic alcoholics off the streets.
"We are way behind the curve in safely housing people in Anchorage and we have an opportunity and we need to grab a hold of it and implement it," said Freemon.
Investigators have not yet said exactly how Chuitt died.
When police first responded, they found no signs of foul play, but later, the autopsy, raised some questions, so investigators returned to the camp
Chuitt was a mother, sister and grandmother to a large family, many who live here in Anchorage.
"It's going to be really hard when my kids ask for their nanna and I don't know what to tell them," said Stacy Chuitt, Betsy Chuitt's daughter.
Chuitt lost her teenage son, Michael Jensen, in November of 2007. Her son died after he went out of the window of a four story building after a drinking party.
Police said there was no evidence of murder in Jensen's death.
Chuitt told an Anchorage Daily News reporter last summer that she drank a bottle of vodka every day to cope with her son's death.
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