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A preliminary investigation found that McCracken “used physical force to kill Ragan,” according to police. He was initially held on one count each of murder and manslaughter, and taken to the Anchorage jail, with initial bail set at $250,000 cash and $10,000 cash performance, plus a third party custodian.
Though prosecutors presented both charges, the Anchorage Grand Jury later voted to only charge McCracken with manslaughter and not murder.
A sister of Ragan said that Ragan had chosen to live in Anchorage so that she could be near her fiance, Charles Blair, who was incarcerated at the time.
“She was perfect in my eyes,” Blair said. “She didn’t care who you were. She would stop and want to pray for you. I used to get mad at that.
“We’d go to the grocery store, and she’d see someone on the street and start giving away the groceries we just bought,” he said. “She’d give you the shirt off her back.”