Last 26 November 2010, the police got a call from one Carl Muggli informing them that his wife had died after an accident involving a Totem Pole. The totem pole that they were carving allegedly fell from its cradle and onto Linda Muggli, effectively crushing her to death. When they arrived at the scene, it turned out that Linda was still alive; blood was coming out of her mouth, but she was still breathing. She was rushed to the hospital but they could not save her, and it was there that she died. It was a tragic tale, and they had written the incident off as an accident.
However, new developments have caused the police to think of the incident in a new light. They now believe that Carl Muggli had murdered his wife in order to pursue a relationship with a woman whom he met on Facebook.
A tipster called the Sheriff’s Office, informing them about some Facebook entries between Carl Muggli and a woman from
To make matters even worse for Muggli, police had not been able to recreate the ‘accident’ he told them about, as they could not get the pole to fall off its cradle. Also, there were inconsistencies between what the Muggli told the wife’s family and what he told the police.