KODIAK — A 44-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering in the November shooting death of a man on a remote island near Kodiak.
Alaska State Troopers say Steven Ridenour is charged in the death of 56-year-old Steven McCaulley of Port William on Shuyak Island.
Shuyak Island is north of Afognak Island.
Troopers took a call Nov. 17 requesting a check on people at Port Williams Wilderness Lodge.
Troopers found McCaulley dead outside a bunkhouse and determined that a suspect had traveled to Anchorage.
Ridenour a day after the discovery of McCaulley’s body was arrested on unrelated misdemeanor warrants and jailed in Anchorage.
Online court documents did not list an attorney for Ridenour. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 22 in Kodiak.