Western Montana Crime News

Aug 7, 2014 6:09 PM by Brin Merkley - KPAX News

2 arrested In Missoula murder, 2 others sought

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people, and are searching for two other suspects. in the murder of a transient found in the Clark Fork River Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office says they arrested 21-year-old Kenneth Hickman for aggravated assault and Mechailiah Tembreull with accountability for aggravated assault in the death of Gilbert George "Jack" Berry.

The Sheriff's Office says they are searching for two others, and the Missoula County Attorney's Office has gained a warrant for the arrest of Kevin Joseph Lino [pictured above], 27, for deliberate homicide.

Officials are also looking for Angela Marchese, 27 who is considered a witness in this case.
Lino and Marchese are believed to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, 911 or Crimestoppers ay (406) 721.4444.

The State Medical Examiners have determined that Berry, who is originally from Pennsylvania, was assaulted, shot and then disposed of in the Clark Fork River.

Authorities say Berry was a transient new to the Missoula area.

Missoula County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Paige Pavalone says a fisherman found his body about 200 yards west of Grove Street near Home Harvest Loop Tuesday afternoon.

Pavalone says they know the body had been in the river for at least a few days, but exactly how long isn't clear yet.

"Upon the initial investigation they saw there was a lot of...I guess decomposition, and it was difficult to determine what actually had happened. We couldn't even get a proper identification on him, so the medical examiner was able to find more details as he launched his investigation," Pavalone explained.

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