Bethel grand jury indicts Kipnuk man in murder case

Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Following a grand jury indictment, authorities arrested a Kipnuk man on an outstanding warrant last Saturday.

Ryan Samson, 33, is facing three felony charges, including first-degree murder and two counts of tampering with evidence.

According to the online trooper dispatch, Samson tried to clean up the crime scene after committing a murder last October near Tununak.

The man who died was 36-year-old Tununak resident Walter “Jason” Walter.

Samson was arraigned at the Bethel courthouse Sunday morning. He is being held at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.