AP NEWS

Koyukuk man detained on suspicion of first-degree murder

May 30, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man from the Yukon River village of Koyukuk (KOY-yoo-kuk) has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Alaska State Troopers say 27-year-old Conrad Jones is in custody in Fairbanks. Online court records do not list his attorney.

Troopers just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday received a report of a homicide in Koyukuk, a village of 89 about 290 miles (467 kilometers) west of Fairbanks.

Troopers traveled to the village. They determined that Jones had a confrontation with another person and caused the person’s death.

The name, gender and manner of death of the victim were not immediately released because next of kin had not been notified.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press.All rights reserved.