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Arrests Made After Body Found in Clark Fork River

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MISSOULA -

 Missoula County Sheriff deputies have arrested two individuals after a badly decomposed body was found by a fisherman in the Clark Fork River near Orchard Homes on Tuesday.

The Coroner has identified the victim as 36-year-old Gilbert George Berry a.k.a "Jack" of Pennsylvania, who was a recent transient in the Missoula area.

Spokeswoman Paige Pavalone says after Berry's body was sent to the Montana State Crime Lab, the State Medical Examiner determined drowning was not to blame for his death. She says the Sheriff's Office then launched an investigation that led them to believe Berry had been assaulted, shot, and later dropped into the Clark Fork River.

Sheriff's arrested Kenneth D. Hickman, 21, who is charged with aggravated assault and Mechailiah Tembreull, who is charged with accountability for aggravated assault.

The Missoula County Attorney's office has issued warrants for two more suspects. Kevin Joseph Lino, 27, for the charge of deliberate homicide and Angela Marchese, 27, a witness to the case. The pair are believed to be traveling in a white 2014 Ford Focus with temporary West Virginia plates. 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.

 

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