View Full Version : GUILTY AK - Bethany Correira, 21, Anchorage, 3 May 2003

05-07-2004, 05:11 AM
Anchorage police have found skeletal remains in a remote area north of Talkeetna that they believe are those of 21-year-old Bethany Correira, who disappeared a year ago this week from the Bootlegger Cove neighborhood in Anchorage.

05-10-2004, 05:29 AM
The skeletal remains of a body found at a gravel pit off mile 129 of the Parks Highway have been identified as those of Bethany Correira.

The body of Correira was positively identified using dental records provided by the family, Anchorage Police Chief Walt Monegan said in a Thursday morning press conference. Correira, 21, daughter of Linda and Bill Correira, disappeared one year ago, on May 3, 2003, a week after moving into a Bootlegger Cove apartment in Anchorage. She'd moved to Anchorage to attend college

05-13-2004, 08:44 AM


Bethany Rose Correira
August 29, 1981 - May 3, 2003

You will not be forgotten, Bethany.
With prayers for justice, Lanie
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05-28-2004, 05:01 AM
An Anchorage man was charged Wednesday in the death of Bethany Correira, the 21-year-old woman who disappeared last year from an apartment he managed.

Michael Lawson, 46, a former Fairbanks resident and roofing company owner, was arraigned in state District Court on seven criminal charges, including first- and second-degree murder, kidnapping, arson and tampering with evidence. He did not enter a plea.

06-27-2015, 03:05 AM
From 2004:


According to charging documents, Michael Lawson told his brother he shot Correira when his gun went off during a struggle May 3, 2003, inside a duplex near an apartment rented by Correira. Robert Lawson told police his brother told him to bring some plastic bags and other items to the duplex, located in the city's Bootlegger Cove neighborhood...

Robert Lawson, 48, told police he found his brother and the body of a nude woman in the garage of the duplex. Together that night they drove north in Michael Lawson's Mercedes SUV to dispose of Correira's body - wrapped in plastic and duct tape - at a gravel pit outside Talkeetna.

From 2008:


An Anchorage man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the May 2003 murder of 21-year-old Talkeetna resident Bethany Correira...

Michael Lawson, who admitted to killing Bethany Correira during his trial last summer, claimed her death was an accident. He was charged with a laundry list of felonies, including first-degree murder, and was convicted of second-degree murder.