Update: Suspect in custody after woman killed in Fort Hall


0  Updated at 3:45 pm, January 11th, 2017 By: EastIdahoNews.com staff
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A investigator on scene at Wardance Circle in Fort Hall| Photo courtsey KPVI

Story updated at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday with information from Fort Hall police.

FORT HALL — A person has been arrested after a woman was killed Tuesday on the reservation.

A male suspect is in custody, according to a news release from the Fort Hall Police Department Wednesday afternoon.

Few details have been released, but FBI spokesman John Russell tells EastIdahoNews.com a homicide did occur and there is no threat to public safety at this time.

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Wardance Circle and the woman suffered multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest, according to the Idaho State Journal. She was unconscious when Fort Hall Police Dispatch received the call about the stabbing. When officers arrived, they found the woman had died.

“The name of the female has not yet been released out of the respect of notifying the family,” said Pat Teton, Fort Hall police chief. “Also, the name of the suspect has not been released.”

EastIdahoNews.com will post updates when we receive them.

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