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Second “person of interest” arrested in Missoula double murder case

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 14:09:20-04

MISSOULA – A woman who is considered by law enforcement to be “a person of interest” in a Missoula double homicide is behind bars in the Mission Valley.

The Missoula Police Department reports that LaBenza Charlo, 18, has been arrested by Tribal Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell tells MTN News that Charlo was not arraigned in Polson and is being sent back to Missoula.

Charlo, 18, was wanted by police in connection with the October 19 double homicide at the Mountain Valley Inn on West Broadway and had a warrant out for her arrest stemming from a different offense.

LaBenza Dawn Charlo
LaBenza Dawn Charlo is “a person of interest” in the Oct. 19 double murder at a Missoula motel. (courtesy photo)

Her last known address was in Polson but police believe she may have also been staying in Missoula.