On Nov. 8 th a woman contacted police due to concern over her mother Narskelsky Angelean Pastuer, 52 (some reports say 54), who was missing. Also missing from the home was her vehicle.
Deputies began an investigation and searched her home. The sheriff’s department reported that a “significant” amount of money was withdrawn from her bank account through an ATM. But the person who withdrew the money was disguised. Police say that at some point they believe that her estranged-husband Robert Lee Pastuer, 47, had entered the home after she went missing.
Robert Lee Pastuer had a domestic violence protection order against him, preventing him from contacting Narskelsky Pastuer or going near her home. Allegedly he had threatened Mrs. Pastuer in April and in June she took out a protection order. In her application for the order she wrote “I’m afraid he might hurt me again.” A case was due to go to court on Monday for violating that order, but the case was continued until Jan. According to sheriff’s statements Pastuer had allegedly told friends, coworkers and family over the last few months that he intended to kill his wife.
Early in December two men were out looking for scrap metal and came across an apparently abandoned vehicle. Detecting a foul odor near the car they contacted authorities. Sheriff’s deputies opened the truck of the vehicle and found a badly decomposed body which was later identified as Narskelsky Angelean Pastuer. Due to the degree of decomposition, identification was made through dental records. Medical examiners determined she had been stabbed multiple times.
The home was searched again and Robert Pastuer was named as a “person of interest”. But authorities say he was cooperating with them. Today Robert Pastuer was arrested and charged with 1 st degree murder for his wife’s death.
I know I sound like a broken record. But if a protection order is necessary, you cannot rely on the person the order is against to obey the order. It is necessary to get yourself to a place of safety for a while. This is especially necessary if the person named in the order breaks the order and makes or attempts to make contact after the order is issued. Domestic violence shelters are available in most communities and are the safest place to be. Domestic violence agencies can also advise other safety measures that can be taken to increase safety.