- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Flathead County officers have arrested three more suspects in the Memorial Day weekend stabbing death of a Kalispell man.

Sheriff Chuck Curry says 29-year-old Melisa Ann Crone, 28-year-old Christopher Michael Hansen and 20-year-old David Vincent Toman - all of Kalispell - were arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in the death of 35-year-oild Wade Allen Rautio.

Curry says it appears the homicide was drug-related.

Officers received a tip about a possible homicide and on Monday found Rautio’s body in a creek east of Creston.

Deputies arrested 29-year-old Robert Matthew Wittal on Monday night, also on suspicion of deliberate homicide.

Curry says he expects formal charges to be filed against all four suspects within a day. No court appearances have been scheduled.

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