An arrest has been made in the death of a Hooper Bay woman that was reported to the Bethel Alaska State Troopers on Monday.
On Monday, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Alaska State Troopers recieved a report of a deceased female in Hooper Bay. A local VPSO responded to the scene to find 27-year-old Hooper Bay resident Pauline Mann deceased at the residence.
Mann’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy, and next of kin were notified.
It was reported on Wednesday, through the trooper dispatch, that an arrest has been made in connection with Mann’s death.
Following interviews and an investigation of the scene, Alaska State Troopers arrested 33-year-old David Hoelscher and charged him with the murder of Mann. The trooper investigation found that Hoelscher had assaulted Mann after a domestic argument.
The Alaska State Troopers are awaiting the results of the State’s autopsy to find the exact cause of Mann’s death.
Investigators have said that alcohol is determined to be a factor in Mann’s death.
The community of Hooper Bay is located in western Alaska on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Hooper Bay has a population of approximately 1,000 people.