- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 20-year-old southwest Alaska woman was arraigned Sunday in Bethel on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of her uncle.

Kayla Jacob of Napaskiak (nuh-PAS’-kee-ak) is charged in the death of 28-year-old Mathew Beaver in the village 7 miles southeast of Bethel.

KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1rOfcft) reports Jacob and Beaver were guests Friday night in the home of a relative. Several adults and a child were present.

The death was reported to a village public safety officer. Troopers reached the village Saturday morning.

Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says investigators have not confirmed a cause of death and an autopsy was planned.

Online court records show Jacob is represented by the Public Defender Agency, which does not routinely comment on open cases.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com


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