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Troopers ID Murder Victim Found Near Tok

Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers have identified the 67-year-old Anchorage man whose body was found in a freezer near Tok earlier this year. And they’re are reaching out to the public for help in solving what they’re now calling a murder case.

Fairbanks-based Trooper investigator Matthew Iverson announced the identity of the homicide victim in a video statement recorded and posted Tuesday to the state Department of Public Safety website.

“Michael Lynn Teffeteller is a resident of Anchorage and was last known to be alive approximately in 2018,” Iverson said.

Troopers have been trying to determine the identity of the victim and how he died since they responded to a tip and found the body on April 26 in a freezer partially buried in a wooded area near milepost 112 of the Tok Cutoff.

Troopers sent the body to the State Medical Examiner’s Office, which helped identify it. And now Iverson says Troopers need the public’s help with the case.

“If anybody has any information on Michael Lynn TeffeTeller, you can contact the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks, at 451-5100,” he said.

Credit Alaska Department of Public Safety
Trooper Investigator Matthew Iverson announced the identity of the murder victim Wednesday.

Iverson says members of the public also can submit tips anonymously through a new online tool called AKtips. You can access the tool by going to the state Department of Public Safety’s website at Or you can access the site by using an app for your cellphone that can be downloaded for free from the Google Play or iTunes apps stores.

Tim has worked in the news business for over three decades, mainly as a newspaper reporter and editor in southern Arizona. Tim first came to Alaska with his family in 1967, and grew up in Delta Junction before emigrating to the Lower 48 in 1977 to get a college education and see the world.