UPDATE: Deceased in Nome Murder Case Identified As Suspect’s Girlfriend

Block letters spelling "POLICE" on the side of a Nome Police Department SUV.

*Update: According to court documents obtained by KNOM, Nome Police received a call from Tyler Shold of Nome saying that he had choked his girlfriend and believed he killed her. The woman was later identified as 24-year-old Anna Matoomealook, a shareholder with Olgoonik Corporation based in Wainwright.

NPD Sergeant Marc Morris and Officer Elizabeth Jachim responded to 206 East 4thAvenue around 2am Wednesday morning [January 8th]. Sgt. Morris observed Shold leaning over Matoomealook, who was unresponsive. Charging documents say as Morris began chest compressions on her, Shold kept screaming, “save her, please. Just save her.”

Multiple attempts by NPD and Emergency Medical Services to revive Matoomealook were unsuccessful.

Shold is still being held at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center on a first-degree murder charge. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday at the Nome Courthouse.

Original: 27-year-old Tyler Shold of Nome has been charged with murder after emergency services found him with an unresponsive female earlier this morning in town.

According to Nome Police, a call from Shold was received around 2am this morning asking for assistance near 200 East 4th Avenue. Nome Volunteer Ambulance responders found Shold and an unresponsive female in the residence. Multiple attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. 

The identity of the alleged murder victim is not being released at this time as NPD has not yet notified her next of kin.

Shold was arrested and charged with murder in the first degree today. He is currently being held at Anvil Mountain Correction Center without bond.

*KNOM will continue to update this story as more information is released following the conclusion of NPD’s investigation.

Image at top: Nome police vehicle, photo from KNOM file.


  1. Rayne on January 8, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Crazy yo, I went to Alaska Military Youth Academy with the dude. Prayers for the fams of the woman. This is shocking

  2. Dmyness on January 10, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Does a murderer call police? Are the police screwing around again. Does reporter have this straight? joeb45@lycos.com

  3. Rhoda Aguvluk on January 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    That was my moms niece. My moms sisters daughter. In the other story he told the dispatch people that he killed her. Then later he said he choked her. Then start yelling to the responders ‘Save her!’
    So messed up in so many ways! She was so innocent and sweet! Her sister and mom passed away last year to. So why would you think the reporter messed up? If he told them himself that he choked her and killed his girlfriend.

    • Jimmy on January 13, 2020 at 11:29 am

      Everyone jumps to conclusions beforehand.
      What happened is a tragedy to both families. I would say more but, its up to GOD to pass judgement not us.

      Of course her family is going to say things against him and his family going say things too about her.

      In the end it’s both families that lost someone each, both in a different way but still it’s a lost to each side.

      All I ask is respect everybody in this terrible situation.

  4. Rhoda Aguvluk on January 13, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I am not going to go against his family or him. But what he did to my cousin. Atleast they can get there son back, alive. My cousin is gone forever. Alcohol involved or not. It is not ohk to kill someone even if your drunk then blaim the alcohol. Whoever backs him up because i know his family will. Bless each and everyone of you! One day i’ll forgive him for what he did to my cousin but right now i have so much hate towards him! For taking my cousin away from us.

  5. Walter H Rose on January 14, 2020 at 10:09 am

    I live in the font-house at the same address. Last night 1/13 my honey and I returned from three weeks of vacation in the lower 48. I had no idea this happened until a co-worker brought it to my attention about 10 minutes ago. I am shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Our little home may never feel the same.