Suspect Identified in Kake Homicide

A 14-year old boy from Kake has been identified as a suspect in the homicide of a young girl in Kake earlier this month and has been taken to a Department of Juvenile Justice holding facility in Ketchikan, according to a statement released Saturday by the Alaska State Troopers.

The statement did not release the name of the suspect nor offer any additional details of the investigation or charges against the suspect.

Troopers had received a report on February 5 that the body of a young girl had been found in an arctic entry way at the Presbyterian Memorial Church. The girl, 13, was later identified as Mackenzie Howard of Kake.