ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police are looking for help in finding a piece of furniture which may be connected to the murder of Senior Airman Clinton Reeves.
Reeves, a fuel technician at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, was reported missing after he failed to report for duty April 23. His parents arrived in Alaska to help conduct a search for him, which ended Wednesday after a body found Tuesday in Eagle River was identified as that of the 24-year-old airman.
APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker says homicide detectives are looking for a black “pleather” love seat which is believed to have been dropped off near the Club Apartments, on the 5800 block of Lake Otis Parkway, between April 20 and April 23.
Parker confirmed that the love seat is the same one arrested Airman James Thomas, 24, claimed to have cleaned and disposed of after he said an unknown gunman abducted a bloodied Reeves from his apartment, according to charging documents (PDF) filed earlier this week.
Thomas, considered a “person of interest” in the Reeves case, faces six felony counts of tampering with evidence after allegedly lying to investigators, burning clothing bloodied while cleaning his apartment and moving Reeves’ rental car from Thomas’ apartment building to the 200 block of McCarrey Street where it was later found. He is being held on $25,000 cash bail with a third-party custodian required for release.
Anyone with information on the love seat should immediately contact APD at 786-8900.