Homer woman indicted in Soldotna man's murder

Oct 22, 2020

Dayan was scheduled for an appearance at the Superior Court in Anchorage on Oct. 20.
Credit State of Alaska

Sarah Dayan of Homer was indicted on charges relating to the death of Keith Huss of Soldotna.

Huss’s body was found Sept. 29 on the Seward Highway in Turnagain Pass. He had been shot and there was trauma to his body, according to a report from the Alaska Medical Examiner’s Office.

Huss had picked up Dayan from Wildwood Pretrial facility the day before he died. He was her non-parent custodian and had bailed her out on a felony theft case, according to state court records.

Troopers were searching for Dayan when she was spotted in Seward. She stole a vehicle and drove it to Mt. Marathon, according to reports, where she got into a van and asked the van’s driver for a ride. It was there that she was found and detained. Dayan was then  taken into custody and transported to Wildwood. 

Dayan was indicted on one count of muder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree, two counts of vehicle theft and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

If convicted, Dayan could face up to 99 years imprisonment. She is currently being held on $500,000 bail and was arraigned before the Superior Court in Anchorage earlier this week.

A discovery hearing, pre-indictment hearing and trial setting conference for the Superior Court are scheduled for December.