Clam Gulch reports assault, suicide

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

KENAI - Alaska State Troopers said a man committed suicide hours after he assaulted a woman with a knife at a Clam Gulch cabin.

The assault victim told investigators that Paul Daniels was suicidal and did not want to go to prison.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said investigators found no evidence of foul play, but the state medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy.

The assault was reported Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. Troopers found the 46-year-old Daniels dead when they reached the scene. They determined he had committed suicide at around 6:30 p.m.

The victim was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

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