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Story last updated at 6:11 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

No crime suspected in woman's death

By Michael Armstrong
Staff Writer

Homer Police said they do not suspect anything crime related in the unattended death on Sunday afternoon of a Homer woman. Family and friends called 911 about 5:45 p.m. after finding Alexe Flyum, 33, dead at her Cityview Avenue apartment. Flyum is thought to have died of natural causes, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl.

Flyum was last seen alive about 7:30 a.m. July 10. Her body was sent to the Alaska State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for an autopsy and the autopsy was done on Monday, said Ann Potempa, a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Because of medical privacy laws, DHSS does not release to the public the results of autopsies.

Flyum was born July 5, 1978, in Homer to Alex "Willie" and Karen Flyum. She graduated from Unalaska City School in 1997 and went to Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nev., and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Flyum returned to Homer in 2000. She had recently become engaged to Frank Jay Watson and planned to marry in the summer of 2012.

Flyum is survived by her parents; her fiancé; her brothers, Darry Flyum and Torlend Flyum; and her sisters Rama Flyum and Charlene Flyum, all of Homer; and her beloved cat, Baxter.

A celebration of life is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kachemak City Community Center. As she had wished, her ashes will be spread in Dutch Harbor atop Mount Ballyhoo.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews.com.