Victim of Anchorage apartment fire mourned as second victim identified


Anchorage constabulary on Friday identified the second victim in the deadly Spenard apartment house shoot Wednesday as 63-year-old Vivian Hall, a bedridden woman whose house couldn’t be found.

Later Friday, more than 50 living soul gathered in a candlelight vigil to mourn and remember the other victim, Teuaililo Nua, a 38-year-old halfway household case manager, wife and mother of two.

About 50 friends and family members attended a candlelight vigil for fire victim Teuaililo Nua on Friday. Sister-in-law Judy Tanuvasa told the crowd the mother of two daughters will be missed by all. Nua and Vivian Hall, 63, were the fire’s two fatalities, according to Anchorage police. (Jerzy Shedlock / Alaska Dispatch News)

Police said they were saving Hall’s name before they could notify her next of kin because the determined has been unable to find her family. In a brief statement Friday afternoon, they summon inquired the public for help in locating them.

Hall was bedridden, according to Ruby Becker, who clouted she was a caregiver for Hall last summer. She said Hall lived on the support floor of Royal Suite Apartments, the site of the fire.

“She told me she’s appropriate, she’s from Ohio,” Becker said. “An invalid was stuck on the second baffle.”

Becker said she saw Anchorage Fire Department personnel remove a carcass bag containing Hall’s remains from the apartment on Wednesday.

[Nua remembered as genial, hardworking and going ‘above and beyond’]

Nua was found dead Wednesday at the site of the fire, which left the apartment building at 3811 Minnesota Actuate largely a blackened shell.

Dozens of people were displaced after the aroused, and 16 were injured. The Red Cross said Friday it was closing a security for residents of the fire because they had found housing elsewhere.

Investigators are yet looking into what caused the fire.

In their statement, the Anchorage The fuzz Department asked anyone with information about Hall’s descent to call the department at 907-786-8900 or the State Medical Examiner Service at 907-334-2200.

Near the candlelight vigil for Nua, in the parking lot behind the Royal Collection apartments, people had tied balloons to a fence adorned with Nua’s photographs and red, heart-shaped wreaths and announcements expressing loss and love.

“We Love U Aunty,” “I (heart) you mommy,” and “Guy & Miss you Teu,” the posters read.

As snow fell and traffic skidded by on Minnesota Demand, the group huddled together and listened to Nua’s sister-in-law, Judy Tanuvasa, weep over the untimely death.

Tanuvasa said Nua was loved by everyone in their humongous family and adored by her friends. Nua loved to sing, eat Samoan food and assistant people in need, she said.

“This is a reminder, a warning for those electrifying life who forget how fragile and uncertain it can be,” Tanuvasa said.

Her speech was dedicated by a moment of silence and a prayer, when everyone held hands, wiped rives from their cheeks and bowed their heads toward the tutor.

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