Young Man Found in Arlee Camper Was Beaten to Death Back in February
POLSON, Mont. -Lake County officials say the body of an 18-year-old man who has been missing since February was found last week in a camper in Arlee.
Sheriff Don Bell says an investigation determined Richard Warner was beaten to death sometime in mid-February and his body was concealed in the camper. It was found on June 2.
The teen had been living in the camper with two relatives. Officers interviewed them in Wallace, Idaho.
Bell says the county attorney's office is issuing arrest warrants, at which point the suspects in the Warner's death will be identified.
"On the afternoon of June 2, 2016, the Lake County Sheriff's Office was notified of a deceased human body discovered in a camper on Coombs Ln. in Arlee. An investigation ensued and the unidentified body was transported to the Montana State Crime Lab. In the course of investigation, Lake County Sheriff's Detectives and Deputies were able to determine that the body was likely that of 18 year old Richard Warner who had been living in the camper with two relatives, and has not been seen or heard from since February.
Lake County Sheriff's Detectives travelled to Wallace, Idaho, where they located the relatives who had been living in the camper with Warner. The relatives have been interviewed, and as a result of those interviews it was determined that Richard Warner was beaten to death sometime in mid-late February and his body concealed in the camper. The Lake County Attorney's Office is currently in the process of issuing arrest warrants at which point the suspects will be identified.
More information will be released as the investigation proceeds."