Flagstaff police release name of woman found dead

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A woman's body was found in the area of South Herold Ranch Road in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas A woman's body was found in the area of South Herold Ranch Road in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas
A woman's body was found in the area of South Herold Ranch Road in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas A woman's body was found in the area of South Herold Ranch Road in Flagstaff. By Jennifer Thomas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities have released the identity of a woman whose body was found near a Flagstaff hotel last weekend.

Flagstaff police say she is 28-year-old Alison Anders and the cause and circumstances of her death still are being investigated.

However, police say 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 say 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.