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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:33 am | Updated: 11:39 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police have released the identity of the woman who was found dead in a parked van.

Police on Tuesday identified her as 52-year-old Barbara Jean Thomas of Anchorage.

Her body was found in a van parked in east Anchorage Sunday night. The caller who alerted police about the death said the owner of the van allowed Thomas to sleep in it.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Police said there were no immediate signs of foul play, but homicide detectives continue to investigate.

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