FBI Investigating Weekend Deaths of Two Tribal Members
BILLINGS – The FBI is investigating two weekend deaths in Big Horn County.
The sheriff’s office identified the victims as 38-year-old Freman Bends, a Crow tribal member from Benteen and Julia Stump, a Northern Cheyenne tribal member from Lame Deer. Coroner Terry Bullis says Stump is believed to be in her early 40s.
Bends’ body was found Saturday afternoon by a painting crew along the side of U.S. Highway 451 about four miles south of his home. Stump’s body was found Saturday west of Lame Deer.