UPDATE: Foul play suspected in death of man found near Ballaine Road

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - We have an update on a suspicious death Alaska State Troopers are investigating, that took place the day before Thanksgiving. According to AST Communication Director Jonathon Taylor, troopers suspect that foul play might be a contributing factor in the death of Jose Raul Santiago, whose vehicle was discovered off Ballaine Road on November 21.

It was originally suspected Santiago had died of injuries sustained in the crash. Surveillance video taken between 6 and 7 that evening shows a white Volvo SUV pulling a rolled up piece of carpeting behind it onto College Road near the Aurora subdivision, shortly before the crash occurred.

Taylor says anyone who has any information regarding these events, or may have seen someone leaving the scene, is asked to contact Alaska State Troopers at 451-5100.