FPD Seeks Help Identifying Possible Murder Suspect

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KXDF) - The Fairbanks Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest that could be involved in the homicide of Jose Sifuentes-Morales, who was shot to death earlier this month.

Surveillance video captured an unknown person walking with Sifuentes-Morales prior to the homicide. The video was captured by a surveillance camera from a business on the Old Steese Highway.

Sifuentes–Morales was shot to death a little after midnight on April 4th near the 100 block of 3rd Avenue.

The individual in the video appears to be wearing jacket with a hood, a ball cap, and has unique reflective striping on his pants.

Detectives say they are also looking to speak with the occupants of a 2006 to 2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen prior to the homicide. The occupants are believed to have seen or heard something that could be relevant to the case. The vehicle appears to have a small spoiler on the trunk.

Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes says they are looking for any information on the whereabouts of the person in the video.

"We're asking someone that may know his person, if there're a connection, we may not recognize them immediately, but if you know this person and you're familiar with them, the way they walk, the way they dress, where they work, a particular time, it may be relevant to you and you may know who they are," said Jewkes. "It may be someone you know that has been acting weird since the third this month, or something happens. We need some help; it's important to us, it's important to our entire community, so we need some help trying to figure out who this person is so we can talk to them."

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Peyton Merideth at 450–6553.