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Alaska murder, kidnapping suspect arrested in Michigan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman wanted for a fatal Alaska shooting has been arrested in Michigan.

Anchorage police announced Thursday that 49-year-old Linda Richards was found hiding in a home in Eastpointe, Michigan.

She is charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping and armed robbery in the Jan. 28 death of 52-year-old Carl Bowie Jr.

Witnesses that night reported shots fired near 36th Avenue and Arctic Boulevard and on Spenard Road.

Police found Bowie dead inside a home in Penguin Trailer Court at Spenard Road near 36th Avenue.

A second suspect, 19-year-old Austin Cottrell, faces the same charges and is jailed in Anchorage.

Richards was arrested Thursday morning and transported to Macomb County Jail in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

Alaska authorities are working to extradite her.

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