Dead Body Found on Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
May 12, 2021
BELCOURT, N. D. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed that law enforcement discovered a deceased body on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation on or about May 2. The circumstances of the death is uncertain and details are scarce, but the death is considered suspicious and is being treated as a homicide.
On or about May 2, police recovered a body inside a vehicle from Jarvis Lake on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Authorities secured the scene and contacted the FBI. Brandon Bave Gonzales, 36, from Williston, N.D. was identified from the location said an FBI spokesperson to Native News Online. He's a non-tribal member. It is unknown how long his body has been there.
According to the Williston Police Department, Gonzalez had been arrested on December 30, 2019 in Williams County, North Dakota for possession of drug paraphernalia, heroin, which is a misdemeanor crime. Gonzalez had an open warrant for "failure to appear" from the Williams County Sheriff's Department according to the Williston Police Department. There had not been a missing person's report filed according to police.