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Location: Noatak
Type: Death Investigation

Dispatch Text:

On June 27, 2020, at 1412 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Kotzebue were notified of a deceased person following an assault in the community of Noatak. Rhoda Adams, age 31, was found deceased in a residence after she and Charlie Bailey, 44 of Noatak, were reportedly beaten by Jim V. Adams, 41 of Noatak. J. Adams was taken into custody by responding troopers and is charged with Murder 1st degree, and Assault 1st degree. The decedent’s body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy. Next of kin have been notified.


Posted on 6/29/2020 11:59:41 AM by DPS\mapeters

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