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Assailant allegedly carried tire iron while dragging pregnant female into woods

Posted: 3:31 PM, May 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-18 20:19:38-04

MISSOULA – We are learning new details about a developing story South of Arlee on Highway 93.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office reports a 23-year-old pregnant female was last seen alive after allegedly dragged into the woods by Devin Allen Joseph Peasley, who was carrying a tire iron.

MSCO says the call came in around noon on Saturday from a second female victim, whose condition is unknown at this time. Authorities say Peasley allegedly attempted to strangle the pregnant female before dragging her into the woods.

Details on their relationship are unknown, and crews are still searching for the victim and assailant. This is a developing story.

-information from Lauren Heiser included in this report