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3 people arrested in connection with Dillon homicide

The victim has been identified as Larry Coon of Dillon
Posted: 1:37 PM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 15:38:22-05
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DILLON — Police have arrested two more people in connection with a homicide investigation in Dillon.

Cristina VanDuinen, 23 years old, and Kerry “Sam” Johnson, 56, both of Dillon, have been arrested on felony charges of obstruction of justice in connection with the death of a 49-year-old Dillon man Saturday.

Police arrested Sandy Moore, 19, earlier Monday and she's facing a deliberate homicide charge. Moore remained jailed in Beaverhead County on Monday.

Police say the victim was found dead in his Thomsen Avenue home Saturday morning. The man's name has not yet been released.

Deanna Ostergardt, who knew the victim, said she was shocked to hear about his death: "I don't know what he could have possibly done to warrant that. He's just a pretty nice guy, he had quit drinking and all that and so I don't get it."

Authorities have not yet released any further details about the death as the investigation continues.

We will update you when we get more information.

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Larry Coon of Dillon.