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.
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.