Sheriff's office seeks suspects in homicide case
MISSOULA, Mont. - Two people have been arrested in connection with the homicide of a man whose body was found in the Clark Fork River Tuesday.
Kenneth D. Hickman, 21, was charged with aggravated assault. Mechailiah Embreull was also arrested and charged with accountability for aggravated assault.
According to the Missoula County Attorney's Office, they have a warrant for the arrest of Kevin Joseph Lino, 27, for the charge of deliberate homicide.
The Sheriff's Office is also looking for Angela M. Marchese, 27, who is believed to be a witness in the case. The two are believed to be traveling in a white 2014 4-door Ford Focus with temporary West Virginia plate number 285026.
Lino is believed to be armed and dangerous. If anyone has information on this case, please call the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, 911 or Crimestoppers.
The cause of death was ruled a homicide by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday afternoon a fisherman found the badly decomposed body of a man on an outcropping of rocks in the Clark Fork River. It was found in an area of rapids about 3/4 of a mile below the Reserve Street Bridge. The location the body was found was 200 yards west of Grove Street near Home Harvest Loop.
The Missoula County Sheriff's Office said it appeared the body had been there for quite awhile.
According to the State Medical Examiner, the injuries of the victim were not consistent with drowning. Detectives determined the victim had been assaulted and shot before being dumped in the river.
The victim has been identified as Gilbert George "Jack" Berry. Berry was a 36-year-old transient recently in Missoula and originally from Pennsylvania.