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.

 


 

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