Man suspected of murdering 19-year-old woman in Alaska arrested in Walla Walla County

A 27-year-old man wanted for first-degree murder in Alaska was arrested Saturday in Walla Walla County.

The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office said deputies located 27-year-old Isaac D. Friday in the Waitsburg/Dayton area and was able to take him into custody without incident.

Friday has been charged with the killing of 19-year-old Jade Williams on Aug. 15, 2017, according to a news release from Alaska State Troopers.

Williams was found not breathing about 9:25 p.m. at her residence in Kake, Alaska. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her death was reported as suspicious. Due to the weather, troopers were unable to respond from Juneau until the following day, the release said.

Friday was charged on Thursday, “after continued and extensive investigative efforts by Juneau-based Alaska State Troopers,” the release said. He is being held in the Walla Walla County jail on $500,000 bail.

Walla Walla sheriff’s deputies were contacted the next day to help arrest Friday and were assisted by the Walla Walla Police Department and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in capturing him on Saturday.

“As always, we are appreciative of our regional partners for their help in capturing a dangerous man in our community,” deputies said in a Facebook post.