Mountain Village, Alaska (KINY) A 34 year old Mountain Viillage man is being held on a murder charge related to the death of his 22 year old girlfriend.
A 34 year old Mountain Village man. Alexie Walters, is being held on multiple charges related to the death of his girlfriend. Mountain Village is a Yukon River community of approximately 700 people, 20 miles west of St. Mary's, Alaska.
On 10/4/2017 at approximately 10 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers in St. Mary’s received a report of an assault in the community of Mountain Village. It was reported to AST that Walters had assaulted multiple people in the community and that he had barricaded himself inside his home with his girlfriend, identified as Gertrude Queenie, a 22 year old resident of Mountain Village. Walters was reportedly continuing to assault Queenie. Two Village Police Officers responded to the residence to check on the status of Queenie but fled when Walters came to the door with a shotgun and fired a shot. Troopers from St. Mary’s arrived in the community on 10/5/2017 just after midnight and attempted to make contact with Walters but were unsuccessful. At approximately 2:10 a.m., Walters ran out of the house and fled the scene.
Alaska State Trooper Spokeswoman Megan Peters said a Village Public Safety Officer then entered the home to check on Queenie and found her deceased. About 12 hours later, at 2:30 p.m., Walters turned himself in to Troopers at the Mountain Village Public Safety Building.
Walters was arrested and charged with Murder in the second degree, two counts of assault in the third degree, Tampering with Evidence, and assault in the fourth degree. Queenie’s body will be sent to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage for an autopsy. Crime scene technicians from Anchorage are responding to the community on 10/6/2017 to assist with scene investigation. Investigation is ongoing.