Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Trooper report


November 2, 2017

On Oct. 25, AST was notified by the Phoenix Logging camp on Prince of Wales Island that Brian Stanton (64 of Ketchikan) was deceased do to a gunshot. It was reported that they were at Keete Inlet approximately 15 air miles from Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island. Investigation revealed Timothy Murphy (26 of Ketchikan) had confessed to shooting Stanton and had made multiple incriminating statements to employees of the logging camp.  Murphy was arrested and charged with one count of Murder in the 1st Degree and lodged at the Craig Jail. The next of kin for Brian Stanton has been notified....

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