Charges filed in shooting death on remote Shuyak Island

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.