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Woman charged with murder of Crow Tribe member

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UPDATE: An arrest was made Tuesday in the death of 38-year-old Freman Bends, whose body was found Saturday near Benteen.

The Billings Gazette is reporting Vernelle Badbear has been arraigned on a charge of deliberate homicide. That's according to Crow Tribal Court prosecutor Robert LaFountain. He said Badbear is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Sandra Barker with the FBI told KULR-8 there is no threat to public safety and the investigation is ongoing.


The FBI is investigating after a man is found dead along a road over the weekend.

According to Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis, a painting crew found the body Saturday. Bullis said the body was found on the side of U.S. Highway 451 near Benteen.

The man has been identified as 38-year-old Freman R. Bends. Bullis said Bends is a Crow Tribe member.

The cause of death has not been released. Stay with KULR-8 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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