Alaska woman named Marie Unok was found strangled to death 13 hours after calling 911 and complaining that her boyfriend Teeluk had gone crazy on her and threatened to kill her.
Due to bad weather, the police were unable to reach her village to save her according to the Daily Mail:
Marie Unok, 37, was found dead by State Troopers around 2pm Thursday at her home in the isolated village of Kotlik, Norton Sound coast in Southwest Alaska.
She had called 911 shortly after 1am that day and told a dispatcher that her 44-year-old boyfriend, Pius Teeluk, ‘had gone crazy on her’ and threatened to shoot her.
Police said in a statement that the call cut off and they were not able to reach Unok, or travel to the village – only accessible by air and water – because of inclement weather.
Teeluk called police around 11am Thursday, claiming he had woken up to find Unok dead.
Unok was found lying on a type of ‘bed and/or couch’. Underneath the body, there was blood from a pet dog who Teeluk is accused of also killing. The medical examiner determined Unok died by strangulation.
Teeluk was arrested Saturday and charged with murder.
The couple had a well-documented history of domestic disturbances, police said. But in late February, Unok shared a picture of her and Teeluk on Facebook, and captioned it: ‘We are doing good.’
Unok attempted to get help in the early morning hours Thursday, dialing 911. According to a criminal complaint, dispatchers could hear Teeluk denying that he was trying to kill Unok, before arguing with her.
The report added that both Unok and Teeluk sounded intoxicated. When the call cut off, police tried to call Unok again but did not reach her.
Very sad that they couldn’t get to her earlier before this tragedy. Such a sad case.
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