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Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police are investigating the death of a woman they say suffered a fatal gunshot wound. 25-year-old Roseanne Pitka of Toksook Bay was found dead early Friday at a residence in Bethel’s Larson Subdivision. Police report that she died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. They received a call at about 4:50 a.m.

Police say the incident is suspicious and they are not ruling out anything, including homicide or a self-inflicted wound. At the time this story was filed they were still interviewing witnesses. Police believe alcohol was a factor.
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troopers, alaska state troopersAlaska State Troopers say a 21-year-old Pitkas Point woman has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in western Alaska.
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A St. Marys man died Saturday in an ATV accident. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says 27-year-old Joe Bryan Joe was deceased at the scene. At about 5 a.m. Saturday morning, a village police office got word that an ATV had crashed about three miles outside town near the confluence of the confluence of the Andreafsky and Yukon Rivers.
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