Troopers call Hooper Bay death a suicide

by Shane Iverson on May 23, 2011

Alaska State Troopers say that Yvonne Bell, age 20 of Hooper Bay, was discovered dead just after midnight in the early hours of Sunday morning. After an initial investigation, Troopers are ruling the death a suicide.

Bell’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. They say no foul play is suspected and Bell’s next of kin have been notified.

The Hooper Bay area area was hit hard by suicide’s last year. Starting in late May of 2010, there were four suicides in the Lower Yukon over the course of just two weeks.

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