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Montana Triple Homicide Shakes Tiny Town of Belfry

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By    |   Friday, 08 Apr 2016 08:55 AM

A Montana triple homicide is under investigation after the crime shook the small town of Belfry this week.

Three adult bodies were found inside a Belfry home Thursday after a neighbor asked authorities to check on the residents who hadn’t been heard from since Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the apparent triple homicide and declined to identify the victims, their relationship to each other, or how exactly they were killed, the AP said.

Belfry is about 60 miles southwest of Billings and has a population of about 200.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said investigators have identified a “person of interest,” but that person isn’t in custody.

Bob Cichosz, who runs the Belfry Country Store, told the Billings Gazette that the victims include a couple in their 70s who moved to Belfry about four years ago. The woman’s sister and her husband moved there about a year ago. The sister is apparently the third victim, Cichosz told the newspaper.

“They’re pretty nice people when we talked to them,” he said, according to the Gazette. “Nobody would expect this.”

Family members visited the store Tuesday while searching for their missing dog. That is reportedly the last day they were seen alive, and investigators were analyzing security video from the store, the newspaper reported.

KTVQ-TV reported that a male suspect is thought to have left the area.

Belfry resident Cynammon Mitzel, a nurse at the Red Lodge Billings Clinic, told the station that she knew one of the women, and that the crime was hard to believe.

"You hear of it in bigger cities, but not little Belfry," she said. "Up until now, have we ever locked our doors. I will now."

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