Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Memory Card Found On Street Contained Footage Of Woman's Murder

Brian Smith during his court hearing Brian Smith during his court hearing
Patty Aguilar | 13 October, 2019, 05:48

The memory card, which was labeled "homicide at midtown Marriott", was given to police by the woman who found it, charging documents obtained by NBC affiliate KTUU in Anchorage showed.

The images and video showed a naked woman being beaten on the floor of a hotel room, police said.

Police have charged Brian Smith, 48, with first-degree murder, and said he had a room registered at that hotel in question during that time period and a vehicle matching the truck seen on the footage, and that his accent matches the voice heard in the video, court documents said.

Police said: "We still don't know who she is and we don't know much about her". Time stamps indicated that the images from the hotel room were taken early September 4, starting about 1 a.m. Police said detectives were working to confirm her identity and that the department would release her name once next-of-kin is notified of her death.

On Oct. 2, two days after the card was found, a woman's remains were discovered along a busy highway in Anchorage. "When they were able to determine that this was an actual crime, then the investigation started to quickly speed up". Other images on the card showed the woman "lying face down on what appeared to be a black bed of a truck", according to prosecutors. The suspect is a native of South Africa and has an accent, police said.

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"According to the complaint, the suspect had an English-sounding accent and after investigators reviewed the videos and images, "[they] recalled from a previous investigation a male with an accent named Brian Smith".

After further investigation, detectives matched hotel records from a Marriott in downtown Anchorage with the saved dates on the images and videos. Police noted that the carpet in the footage on the memory card is the same as the hotel's flooring.

Smith was taken into custody on October 8 at the Ted Stevens International Airport. Authorities determined it was the woman who was captured in the videos.

The police department said it "extends its gratitude to the citizen who stepped forward with the evidence". "They played an instrumental role in making sure Smith will be held accountable for his actions".

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