Alaska investigators reopen old Kodiak murder case

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010

KODIAK - Alaska State Troopers are reopening an investigation into the stabbing death of a Maryland man 28 years ago outside a bar in Kodiak.

Twenty-seven-year-old Thomas M. Carbine flew to the island city on the afternoon of July 14, 1982, after a successful crab fishing season in Bristol Bay. He dropped bags off at a lodge and headed to a bar, the Beachcomber.

A bartender said Carbine had a lot of cash and bought rounds of drinks.

He was last seen alive at 3:30 a.m. Ten minutes later, he was found stabbed to death between two parked cars in the parking lot. His wallet was missing and his belt buckle had been removed and discarded.

Investigator Jim Stogsdill tells the Kodiak Daily Mirror that the case merited review because there were so many potential witnesses.

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