Officers arrest 2 more suspects in Flathead County stabbing

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Flathead County officers have arrested two more suspects in the Memorial Day weekend stabbing death of a Kalispell man.

Sheriff Chuck Curry says 29-year-old Melisa Ann Crone and 28-year-old Christopher Michael Hansen, both of Kalispell, were arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in the death of 35-year-oild Wade Allen Rautio.

Curry says it appears the homicide was drug-related and that more arrests are likely.

Officers received a tip about a possible homicide and on Monday found Rautio's body in a creek east of Creston.

Deputies arrested 29-year-old Robert Matthew Wittal on Monday night, also on suspicion of deliberate homicide.

Justice Court officials say no court appearances have been scheduled for the three suspects.

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