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Helper woman arrested for murder, drugs

Alejandra Dunn

Arrest caps more than 4 months of investigation

Alejandra "Ally" Dunn of Helper was arrested by Price Police Monday for criminal offenses including first degree homicide and second degree controlled substance distribution. The 26-year-old woman, was booked into the Carbon County Jail.

According to Price Police Capt. Bill Barnes, Dunn's arrest caps a four-month-plus investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drug overdose death of a Salt Lake City man on August 3. While the death did occur in Price, the victim was not identified in the police's release.

The release stated that forensic evidence located by lead investigator Det. Chris Pugliese allegedly implicated Dunn in the circumstances surrounding the death.

Detectives interviewed Dunn who confirmed to authorities pertinent details of her involvement relating to the investigation, including that she allegedly committed actions fulfilling the elements of the above listed charges, according to the release.

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