Police investigating death of motorcyclist as a homicide

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage police say they’re investigating as a homicide the death of a motorcycle rider they say was chased by a stolen vehicle.

The identity of the motorcycle rider, a man, has not been released. Police say the manner in which he died is under investigation.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates a stolen sport utility vehicle was pursuing the motorcycle and was later found abandoned. They are seeking any witnesses or surveillance video to aid in their investigation.

Anchorage police responded to the incident shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when they found the motorcyclist dead.