Troopers wait for results in murder case

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2003

TENAKEE SPRINGS - Alaska State Troopers went back to Tenakee Springs this week to question residents about the death of Maggie Wigen, a trooper official said Thursday.

Wigen, 19, a resident of Juneau and Tenakee Springs, was found buried in a shallow grave near her Tenakee home April 1.

So far troopers investigating the crime have not released the cause of death or said whether she was sexually assaulted or if they have suspects.

Sgt. Randy McPherron, supervisor for the major crimes unit in Anchorage, said troopers are keeping mum until they receive lab results on evidence collected from Wigen's home, the grave and her body during autopsy.

McPherron declined comment on what evidence troopers had. McPherron said he hopes to have the results and some new developments within the next three weeks.

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