- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Two transients have been arrested as officials in northwestern Montana investigate an apparent homicide where a man went off a bridge into the Flathead River east of Kalispell on Wednesday evening.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says 26-year-old Cecil Thomas Rice was arrested late Thursday on suspicion of deliberate homicide while 25-year-old Heather Joy Meeker was arrested on suspicion of accountability to deliberate homicide.

The victim, believed to be in his late 50s or early 60s, has been identified but authorities are not releasing his name until family members can be notified. The man’s body has not been recovered. Curry says the search will continue through the weekend.

Witnesses said another person was on the bridge. Curry says additional arrests are possible and the investigation continues.


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