Area where murder victim was found is a popular drinking spot

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The area where Lucianna Polly's body was discovered is known to be a popular drinking spot for the FSM community.

Not much is known about Lucianna Polly, the woman who was found murdered on Ramirez street in Toto over the weekend.

But according to MTM Mayor Rudy Paco, the area she was discovered in is known to be a popular drinking spot for the FSM community.

A family friend of Polly describes her as a strong woman, but one who walked around in the Toto area without causing any trouble.

The friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared that Polly not only knew her attacker, Katner Herry, but the two were closely related and their families came from the same village in Chuuk.

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On Saturday evening, Polly’s body was discovered by two young children who were playing in the area which is near their home.

Polly’s body was discovered severely beaten and unclothed. Police say that Herry admitted to knowing he had killed her and told police that he beat her because she had poured beer over him after he had fallen asleep waiting for her on Ramirez Street. He also told police that he had blacked out during the incident.

MTM Mayor Rudy Paco says the area where Polly was found is one of the illegal dumping sites in the village and a known drinking spot.

“In the wee hours of the morning that is their drinking area. It’s an area where the Micronesians like to park and drink,” Paco said.

Last year, the mayor made the decision to block off the area from motorists in hopes of curbing the amount of people who go there to drink. He says that since this incident, he has asked GPD to patrol the area because it is not well lit.

The mayor says that an employee of his is related to Polly and he has offered his assistance in preparations for the funeral as well as his condolences. The relative declined to speak with media.

Herry remains behind bars on $100,000 cash bail, he is charged with murder and aggravated assault. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 6.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.