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Bethel Woman Arrested For Killing Her 2-Year-Old Daughter

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope/KYUK

A 2-year-old girl died in Bethel on March 12, and the child’s mother has been arrested for murder.

According to a press release, Bethel Police Department received a report of an injured child in Tundra Ridge Subdivision around 4:30 a.m. on March 12. Medics arrived and transported a 2-year-old girl to the emergency room, where she was pronounced dead from traumatic injuries.

The child’s mother, Stephanie Olrun of Bethel, has been arrested for murder in the first degree and has been remanded to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.


Greg Kim was a news reporter for KYUK from 2019-2022.