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Bethel police arrest and charge man with first degree murder

Katie Basile

A Bethel man has been arrested and charged with murder. On Feb. 7, Bethel Police and medics arrived at the 400 block of Owl Street just after 5:30 p.m. There they found Ian Chase Matthew Makaily, age 21, dead from a “traumatic injury,” according to a police statement.

Police arrested Joshua Evan Kelly-Morris, age 21, and charged him with murder in the first degree. Kelly-Morris was then remanded to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel.

Police have asked the state crime lab to assist with investigating the scene.

Anna Rose MacArthur served as KYUK's News Director from 2015-2022.
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