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Update: Murder on the Spirit Lake Reservation

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Updated 5/3 10:25 PM


We have an update from a story we brought to you out of the Spirit Lake Reservation Thursday night. Two names have been released in relation to the murder of 38-year-old Dustin Jackson.

Elmer Flying Horse and Clifford Monteith are both being held on unrelated charges, but FBI investigators tell us both are 'related to the case'.

The family still has many unanswered questions like why this happened.

"To know how he passed away, why, and who he was with, and why was he in a ditch that far," says Joseph Jackson.

Valley News Live just got off the phone with the family who told us they have now made funeral arrangements for this Thursday and Friday. 



Original Story

Many rumors are going around Spirit Lake Nation after 38-year-old Dustin Jackson was found dead in a ditch.

FBI investigators have not released the cause, but family members tell Valley News Live: after identifying the photo, there were signs that he had been badly beaten.

There are three men believed to be in custody. One is Clifford Monteith, whose house is on Spirit Lake land. Dustin's family says police have been monitoring the home since yesterday, and many say Clifford has a history of violence. The family says there are still many unanswered questions - like how it actually happened, and who else he was with.

The family is preparing for a prayer ceremony that will be held tomorrow [Friday] at their home, where friends and family will get together to remember Dustin.

Valley News Live has made many calls out to the police station as well as the FBI. This remains an ongoing investigation, and we will keep you informed about any new developments.


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