FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A video showing a car pulling a rolled-up carpet down a snowy Alaska road may be linked to the death of a man found dead in the vehicle later that night.
Alaska State Troopers initially reported the death last month of Jose Santiago, 56, as a fatality in a car crash west of Fairbanks.
Troopers now suspect Santiago died as the result of foul play, and they are seeking public assistance in solving the case, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported .
Troopers on Tuesday announced a suspicious death had occurred Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving, on a College Road, a busy road east-west street that spans the north side of Fairbanks.
The announcement included a video clip shot between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The video shows a white Volvo station wagon pulling or dragging a rolled-up piece of carpeting to College Road. The tape stops before showing which direction the car turned.
The car was owned by Santiago. Shortly after 7 p.m., Santiago’s car was found crashed on a rural road west of Fairbanks with Santiago’s body inside.
Investigators initially concluded that the Volvo left the roadway, drove down an embankment and crashed into an elevated driveway.
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