- Associated Press - Monday, December 23, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A Washington state man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in a southeast Alaska village two years ago, Alaska State Troopers announced.

Isaac Friday, 27, of Waitsburg, Washington, is charged in the 2017 death of Jade Williams, 19. of Kake, a city of 600 on Kupreanof Island about 95 miles (153 kilometers) southwest of Juneau.

Deputies from the Walla Wall County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday arrested Friday in Dayton, Washington. Friday is in custody in the Walla Walla County jail with bail set at $500,000.

Online Alaska court documents do not list Friday’s attorney.

Alaska State Troopers on the night of Aug. 15, 2017, received a report that Williams had been found not breathing at her home in Kake. Emergency medical personnel transported her to a clinic and she was pronounced dead.

Weather prevented troopers from reaching the community until the next afternoon.

Troopers based in Juneau conducted the investigation.

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