- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 35-year-old Bethel woman has been indicted in her father’s heroin death in Anchorage.

Shannon Cooke was indicted on charges of manslaughter and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the late September death of 56-year-old Thomas Tungwenuk.

Prosecutors allege Cooke injected Tungwenuk with heroin after providing it. He was taken from Anchorage apartment to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Prosecutors say Tungwenuk died from combined effects of heroin and alcohol.

Anchorage Deputy District Attorney Clint Campion says the March 26 indictment followed an investigation by Anchorage police, who forwarded the case to prosecutors in early March.

Cooke was arrested in Bethel and is being held on $20,000 bail. She is represented by public defender Jonathon Torres, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.



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