Juneau Police Department updated a news release at 9:53 a.m. today canceling a request for help locating Wilson Curtis-Collins. According to the news release, Curtis-Collins came to the police department for an interview. He was released. The investigation is ongoing.
Public Defender Jamie McGrady cited the potential for a death penalty, the geographic challenges with witnesses and the anticipation of several hundred interviews. The prosecution didn’t oppose the delay in the potential death penalty case.
Drumming, dancing and telling stories over an afternoon, representatives from three Southeast Alaska tribes celebrated the return of their 100-plus-year-old Chilkat blanket. Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian members held a homecoming ceremony in the Shuká Hit clan house in Juneau.
Sealaska Heritage is celebrating the return of a 100-year-old Chilkat robe in a homecoming celebration that begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walter Soboleff Building in the Shuká Hít clan house. Sealaska Heritage also plans to stream video of the celebration on Facebook Live.
On conditional release wearing an electronic ankle monitor, Christian John Peters, 44, Peters pleaded not guilty to the single count of drug conspiracy via teleconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin F. McCoy in Anchorage.
The judge gave the federal prosecutor 60 days to consider whether to pursue the death penalty. The defendant, Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Kristy.