A woman was found dead in Selawik Tuesday morning after she apparently spent several hours outdoors, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Kotzebue troopers were told at about 8:45 a.m. that the body of Robin Commack, 19, had been located in the village.
“Commack was discovered lying in deep powdered snow, just off the boardwalk alongside the Selawik Health Clinic,” troopers wrote in a Tuesday dispatch. “There was no indication of foul play. It is believed that Commack had fallen in the snow, some time prior to (4 a.m.) and remained outside in temperatures of approximately -20 degrees, before she was discovered.”
According to troopers, the state medical examiner’s office has been notified. Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor.
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