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Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff-Coroner ID’s homicide victim

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 14:35:13-04

HELENA -The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff-Coroner says Cory Leo Housel was the man who was murdered at a residence on Beck Street, east of Helena, earlier this week.

Sheriff Leo Dutton said Wednesday at 5:07 p.m. dispatch received a phone call that an individual had found a body, later identified as Housel, east of Canyon Ferry Lake in a remote location.

An autopsy is currently being performed at the State Crime Lab in Missoula.

On Thursday evening, a Black SUV wanted in connection to the homicide case was located in Butte.

Joshua Henry, 33, of Butte and Kristi Iverson, 26, have been arrested on charges of tampering with or fabricating evidence in connection to the homicide case.

The two are currently being held in Anaconda and will be transported to Lewis and Clark County to face charges.

Law enforcement was able to locate the vehicle thanks to an anonymous crime stoppers tip.

Thomas Bristow, 52, has been charged with deliberate homicide for Housel’s death