Alaska State Troopers are searching for a Valdez man after he called authorities to report his girlfriend had died of a drug overdose and then fled before officers arrived.
Troopers report that they responded to an emergency call around 8:14 a.m. Jan. 16. Donney Carlson, 23, told troopers he woke up and found his girlfriend dead.
Medics and troopers went to College Road in Glennallen and found a woman, identified as 25-year-old Kristina Clark, unresponsive. She was declared dead from a suspected heroin overdose at the scene, troopers said.
Clark's body was taken to the State Medical Examiner Office and authorities are continuing to look into what happened.
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email that an autopsy "will have to be done to determine actual cause and manner of death." No other details were available, she said.
Carlson has several unrelated arrest warrants and left some time after calling 911, troopers said.
Anyone with information of Carlson's whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement or troopers at 907-822-3263.