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Koyukuk man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder

A man from the Yukon River village of Koyukuk 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 west of Fairbanks.

Troopers traveled to the village. They determined that Jones had a confrontation with Gene Mayfield, 46 of Koyukuk, and caused Mayfield’s death. Troopers did not say how Mayfield died; next of kin have been notified.

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