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Victims ID'd in Sitka stabbings

SITKA, ALASKA Law enforcement officials have released the identities of the four victims in a multiple murder which took place in Sitka on Tuesday.
Dead are 69-year old John Abbot, his wife 68-year old Alice Abbot, their daughter 40-year old Elizabeth Abbot, and her boyfriend 37-year old Charles Tate.
Tate was not a Sitka resident. Authorities list his birthplace as Nome.
Unofficial sources report that a fifth victim of the attack, Mary Ricketts, a daughter of one of the deceased, is in stable condition at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.
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