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Press Release

Anchorage Man Indicted for December 4, 2011, Homicide and Arson

September 11, 2015

44 year old Anchorage resident Marco Antonio Flores, Sr. was arrested today on charges of murder, arson, and assault stemming from a fire on December 4, 2011, at an apartment building of Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage. Flores was indicted for intentionally burning down the apartment he shared with his family. His wife, Angelica Flores, died as a result of the fire. Flores’ adult son and his son’s two-year-old daughter escaped the apartment by jumping out of a second story window. Flores is originally from Chicago, Illinois.

The investigation was conducted by the Anchorage Police Department and the Anchorage Fire Department with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Chicago Police Department.

The indictment was issued on September 10, 2015, and charged Flores with murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, manslaughter, criminal mischief in the first degree, arson in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and assault in the fourth degree. Flores will be arraigned on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 1:45 at the Nesbett Courthouse.

Murder in the first degree is an unclassified felony offense and carries a sentencing range of between 20 and 99 years in jail. The sentence is determined by the Judge and is based on a defendant’s criminal history and the circumstances of the offense.

The indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent. The State must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any additional information about this homicide, you can call the Anchorage Police Department at 786-8900 or you can contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers anonymously at 561-STOP or

Contact Assistant District Attorney Jack McKenna at (907) 269-6300 or at

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