Anchorage police: Man arrested for killing caretaker after she ‘made him angry’
The Anchorage Police Department have arrested a man for killing his caretaker sometime in the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday.
Just after midnight on Saturday, police received a call from Gilbert Nashookpuk, “who stated he had killed a woman in an assisted living facility where he has been staying,” according to an APD release.
The assisted living facility is located on the 6800 block of Viburnum Drive.
“Nashookpuk stated his female caretaker, 57-year-old Glenna Wyllie, had made him angry so he strangled, kicked, and punched her to death,” the release continues. “Nashookpuk stated he hid Wyllie’s body behind the freezer in the basement, and then left the area on foot.”
Police were able to apprehend Nashookpuk, 25, at the corner of E. 88th Avenue and Swiss Place. Police say the suspect told them the crime occurred two hours before he called authorities.
When APD arrived at the assisted living facility, they found a dead female inside the home where Nashookpuk told them it would be. There were other residents in the assisted living home at the time of the reported homicide, but police say they were uninjured.
Nashookpuk has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. He was arraigned Saturday afternoon. Charging documents reveal Nashookpuk has had run-ins with the law before, including being charged with second-degree sexual assault in 2011 and fourth-degree assault earlier this year.
APD detectives and crime scene investigators could be seen continuing their review of the incident late into Saturday morning.
This is a developing story, please check back for details.
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