Local man found dead in camper; a suspect is in custody

By 
John Carroll - Enterprise Staff Writer
Monday, September 19, 2022

A local man was found dead in a camper this morning around 8:30 a.m., Park County Sheriff Brad Bichler said.

“We are investigation this as a homicide,” said Bichler. “It’s clear and present it was a homicide.”

Bichler said the victim was a “younger, white male living in an old camper” at the 1300 block of East River Road in Paradise Valley.

The sheriff would not release the name of the deceased man, but did confirm that he was “a local resident.”

The investigation is ongoing and “we do have some leads,” said Bichler.

Around 4 p.m. on Monday, the Park County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page that it taken a “suspect into custody.”

“Names are not being released at this time but they will be forthcoming,” read the post. “The investigation is still ongoing.” 

The sheriff asked if anybody has information that might help the investigation to call the Park County’s Sheriff’s Office at (406) 220-2050.

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