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Ogden man indicted in Alaska woman’s slaying

By Mark Shenefelt - | Sep 22, 2022

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OGDEN — A 32-year-old Ogden man has been indicted in the kidnapping and death of a woman in Alaska.

The Homer, Alaska, Police Department said in a social media post Thursday that Kirby Calderwood was indicted Wednesday by a Kenai, Alaska, grand jury in the death of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane of Homer.

Charging documents alleged that Calderwood abducted Murnane on Oct. 17, 2019, took her to a vacant home and sexually assaulted, tortured and killed her. Her body has not been found. The Kenai indictment accuses him of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

Ogden police said Calderwood fled to Utah after first being interviewed by detectives in Alaska.

Calderwood has been held at the Weber County Jail since May 5. He was arrested by Ogden police following an investigation by Ogden officers and a detective from Homer.

After serving warrants, Ogden police searched Calderwood’s car and his Quincy Avenue home. The arrest affidavit said officers found two rifles in the car. They reportedly found in the home a machete and several large knives with dried blood on them, plus drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

The Weber County Attorney’s Office charged Calderwood with third-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

In their request to have Calderwood held without bail, Ogden police said he is aware of the homicide investigation in Alaska and thus is a danger to flee if released from jail.


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