ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A juvenile male suspect has been charged with murder after the stabbing death of a Nondalton man Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Dillingham troopers were informed at about 4 p.m. Thursday that 68-year-old Alex Olympic had been declared dead at the Nondalton medical clinic after being stabbed. Responding troopers from Dillingham and King Salmon met with a Newhalen village public safety officer in Nondalton at about 6:30 p.m., when they learned that suspects in Olympic’s death had fled on foot.
“The villagers supplied the troopers with snowmachines,” troopers wrote in a Friday AST dispatch. “Four troopers, assisted by several villagers on snowmachines, were able to catch up with the suspect on the trail a few miles north of Nondalton.”
Troopers initially took an adult man into custody with the juvenile male, but he was released and not charged. After an investigation, the juvenile was charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.
Olympic’s next of kin have been notified, and his body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Troopers also thanked Nondalton residents for their assistance in the case.