FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities have released the identity of a woman whose
body was found near a Flagstaff hotel last weekend.
Flagstaff police said she is 28-year-old Alison Anders and the cause and
circumstances of her death still are being investigated.
However, police said it doesn’t appear to be a homicide and indications are the
woman died from an accidental overdose.
Anders was last seen panhandling with an unidentified man around 7:30 a.m.
Saturday near Interstate 40.
Her body was found Sunday morning in an area behind the Little America Hotel.
Police said 52-year-old Joseph Kachel and 57-year-old Gary Wangler are being
held in the Coconino County Jail on $25,000 cash-only bond on suspicion of
abandonment and concealment of a dead body.
It was still unclear Wednesday if either man has a lawyer.