Body found in suspected Helena-area murder case, victim ID’d
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Lewis and Clark County authorities have found the body of a suspected murder victim east of Canyon Ferry Lake.
Thomas Ralph Bristow was charged with deliberate homicide on Tuesday, a day before someone reported finding the body of 31-year-old Cory Leo Housel in a remote location. Bristow has not entered a plea.
Witnesses reported Bristow shot Housel in the head on June 30 during an argument over a drug deal.
A search of Bristow’s residence turned up a bloody tarp and a bullet in a garage door with hair on it.
Authorities in Anaconda arrested 33-year-old Joshua Henry and 26-year-old Kristie Iverson, both of Butte, on suspicion of tampering with evidence in the case.
Sheriff Leo Dutton told the Independent Record on Friday that the investigation is still ongoing.
Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com