ANCHORAGE, AK. (THECOUNT) — Jordan Mark, of Quinhagak, Alaska, has been arrested in the death of 10-year-old Ida Aguchak, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Mark, 18, was charged with first degree murder and sexual abuse of a minor, kidnapping, and tampering with physical evidence in addition to the murder charge.
Aguchak was reported missing Monday, March 16 at about 5 p.m. Her body was subsequently found on the outskirts of town later that evening.
The arrest comes after “intensive investigation and interviews” into Aguchak’s death according to a statement from AST.
Aguchak’s death, the cause of which has not been released, was investigated by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation Major Crimes, Technical Crimes and Special Crimes units, with help from Bethel Patrol Troopers and the State Crime Detection Laboratory.
Geo quick facts: Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It’s known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings from the area’s indigenous groups. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna. Quinhagak, or Kuinerraq in Central Alaskan Yup’ik, is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 669, up from 555 in 2000. The Yupik name for the village is Kuinerraq, meaning “new river channel.” It has been dated to at least 1000 AD – wikipedia.