Woman pronounced deceased after assault results in head injury

Ten days after an assault sent a 59-year-old California resident to an Anchorage hospital, the woman was pronounced dead, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Mary Lou Singh was pronounced dead March 16 by Providence Hospital staff in Anchorage, according to a release from JPD. Singh was taken to the hospital March 6 after sustaining a head injury during a domestic disturbance in Juneau, according to a release at the time.

No arrests have been made, according to the release, and JPD Public Safety Manager Erann Kalwara said the investigation was still continuing as of Friday afternoon.

At 6:43 p.m. March 6, JPD officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 8100 block of Snipe Court in the Mendenhall Valley. When they arrived, according to the release, they found that a 34-year-old woman had assaulted Singh, who sustained a head injury.

Kalwara said Friday it appears that weapons were not involved in the incident, but she did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the assault. According to the release, alcohol was a factor in the assault. Kalwara said police are still waiting for details from the State Medical Examiner about the specifics of the injuries.

Kalwara said the 34-year-old woman is a Juneau resident, but Singh is a California resident.

Singh was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital, according to the release, and was then flown to Providence in Anchorage. The 34-year-old also suffered injuries in the incident and was brought to BRH for treatment, according to the release.

 


 

• Contact reporter Alex McCarthy at 523-2271 or amccarthy@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @akmccarthy.

 


 

More in News

A king salmon on a line in Southeast Alaska gets pulled toward the net. The 2020 SeaBank report calls industrial logging and climate change “double jeopardy for salmon.” 
(Courtesy Photo / Bjorn Dihle)
SalmonState: ‘Alaska’s untold secret’ — The dividends paid by Southeast Alaska’s ‘Seabank’

By Mary Catharine Martin Wild salmon. Clean water. Clean air. Carbon storage.… Continue reading

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
COVID at a Glance for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Numbers come from reports from the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency… Continue reading

This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers but to restrict the daily allowance lawmakers can receive. The changes will go forward unless the Legislature expressly rejects them. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
State lawmakers face proposed salary hike, allowance limits

A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise… Continue reading

It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Goldbelt Transportation and Allen Marine Tours will contract with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to provide ferry service through the Southeast for the remainder of the winter, according to a news release. (Courtesy photo / Goldbelt Transportation)
Goldbelt, Allen Marine pick up winter ferry contracts

Contracts were signed this January for several winter runs to Southeast communities.

Donated blood is prepared for storage and eventual transport at the Blood Bank of Alaska's Juneau location. There is a statewide shortage of donated blood. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
‘National blood crisis’ presents challenges in Alaska

Donation centers contend with COVID, weather and other disruptions as they work to stock hospitals.

Most Read