Who killed Aylett Hanson ?

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Raised by 59 people in 34 months
Heather Callesen Parson  ANCHORAGE, AK
Aylett Hanson was murdered on the afternoon of January 22nd sometime after 3:30 p.m. His friends and family searched frantically, calling anyone he knew, posting on Facebook, driving around praying he was broke down with a dead cell phone, and even calling hospitals in a desperate attempt to have their mounting panic proven false. All the while Aylett was lying dead in his car in a strip mall parking lot across from the Beartooth Theater. One of the friends who was searching for him had the heartbreaking role of finding him and calling 911. He appears to have been in his vehicle for 22 hours after his murder with a smashed window before this friend notified authorities. If you have any information please call the Anchorage Police Department 907-786-8500


We never expect to lose a family member or friend at such a young age, much less have them taken from us. In an effort to support his family, find the person responsible for taking Aylett's life, and have a celebration to honor him we are asking for your donations.


Aylett was a loving, kind, thoughtful, and selfless person. Anyone close to him knows he was the life of the party, adventurous, sharp witted, and loved putting on huge fireworks displays for his friends and family. Aylett was not a fair weather friend. He would give you the shirt off his back, food from his plate, or his roof over your head if you needed it. He loved his family and friends fiercely. If he called you friend he loved you. He always looked out for you, and stood between those he loved and anyone who tried to hurt them. His cat Ninja would sit happily on his shoulders as they climbed up Flat Top. He loved Ninja and took him hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, and everywhere else his adventurous spirit could imagine. He was one of a kind and had the cat that showed it like no other. Ninja is smart, and he knows Aylett is gone. He will spend the rest of his days being loved by friends and family, but we all know it won't be the same.

Together we can raise money to help with the cost of cremation,a memorial service, and travel expenses to bring his family to say goodbye. No one should have their 31 year old son, brother, and best friend taken from them.


To honor Aylett we need to find his killer. Money is needed to continue to search. We will create posters and use other media sources to do this.
Please help him live on by supporting his family. Take a walk, go sledding, call your friends to tell them you care, and like Aylett, don't let a day go by without laughing.
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Update 9
Posted by Heather Parson
32 months ago
It is time for Ayletts loved ones to take an active roll in finding his killer. Family and friends will be working together this Saturday, April 5th to put up fliers and canvas the area of Spenard where he was murdered. Your continued donations will help to pay for the fliers, and posters so we can wallpaper the town until we have answers!
If you are able to help this Saturday April 5th please message Melia Strickler or Brittany Hales. If you frequently spend time or work in an area outside Spenard and can hang information there please work with them to cover as many prominent locations as possible.
Sweatshirts will soon be available for purchase to raise money and keep up awareness. If you are interested message Melia for info.
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Update 8
Posted by Heather Parson
33 months ago
It has now been just over a month since the cold blooded murder of Aylett in a Spenard parking lot. It is impossible that no one heard or saw something January 22nd. If the police do not come up with a suspect soon we will look in to hiring a private investigator, ads in local media ect. Please keep helping us search for anyone responsible for stealing Aylett from us.
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Update 7
Posted by Heather Parson
34 months ago
3 weeks ago now seems like a lifetime. Aylett is missed every day by his family and friends. Thanks to everyone who continues to support his family and their ongoing financial struggles.
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Update 6
Posted by Heather Parson
34 months ago
We are close to having enough donations to making the go fund me home page which would increase donations enormously! They count number of donations not amount so having lots of people do small donations will do it. Please help! His memorial is today and the family is going in debt to pay for it.
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Patricia Diskin
25 months ago

Melia, Vale - so sorry for the loss of your brother by this horrendous event. Aunt Myra and you guys came to Texas in December 1999 . I was immediately drawn to him. He had a loving soul.

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James Hendricks
34 months ago

God Bless Aylett Hanson great friend... You will always be remembered and never forgotten... R.I.P......

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$4,074 of $10k goal

Raised by 59 people in 34 months
Created January 27, 2014
Heather Callesen Parson  
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Anonymous
33 months ago
EC
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Elizabeth Buchholz and Leif Crago
33 months ago

Hoping for answers for Aylett and the family ...

$30
Jessica Smith
33 months ago
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$500
Doug DuFour
33 months ago
$5
Anonymous
33 months ago
$5
Anonymous
33 months ago
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Anonymous
34 months ago
JL
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Jolene Lekanof
34 months ago
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Barry Bishop
34 months ago

Sorry I couldn't do more. A P.I. Might be a good idea.

WB
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Wallace Buchholz
34 months ago
Patricia Diskin
25 months ago

Melia, Vale - so sorry for the loss of your brother by this horrendous event. Aunt Myra and you guys came to Texas in December 1999 . I was immediately drawn to him. He had a loving soul.

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James Hendricks
34 months ago

God Bless Aylett Hanson great friend... You will always be remembered and never forgotten... R.I.P......

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