Fryslie New Head of Anchorage FBI Office

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The man who oversaw the FBI's investigation of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case in Utah is the new special agent in charge of the Anchorage office.

Kevin Fryslie was named to his new post by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller.

He replaces Toni M. Fogle, who is who is retiring after 22 years with the FBI and will be accepting a position at Columbus State University in Georgia.

Fryslie joined the FBI in 1983.

He has overseen operations in several western states and briefly served as the FBI's on-scene commander in Afghanistan.

Most recently, Fryslie worked for the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch at FBI headquarters.

Smart was kidnapped in 2002 and found walking a suburban street nine months later.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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