Body Found Near Williston | Video| 3/21/2012
Investigators have found what they believe is the body of Sherry Arnold. They are still trying to make a positive identification, but the FBI says it found human remains near Williston and began recovering them yesterday.
Arnold disappeared while running near her home on January 7.
Michael Spell and Lester Waters, Jr. of Colorado were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and were extradited to Montana. The charge is punishable by death.
The case could be moved from District Court to Federal Court, since a body was transported across state lines.
Here is the full release from the FBI:
FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson of the Salt Lake City Division, and Chief of Police Frank DiFonzo of the Sidney, Montana Police Department, announce a development in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Sherry Arnold.
On March 20, 2012, Special Agents assigned to the FBI Evidence Response Team began efforts to recover human remains in the vicinity of Williston, North Dakota. During this operation the FBI received support and assistance from several Montana and North Dakota law enforcement agencies to include, the Sidney Police Department, Richland County Sheriff`s Office, Williams County Sheriff`s Office, Williston Police Department, and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. By the early morning hours of March 21, 2012, Special Agents had recovered the physical remains of a female. While a positive identification has not been made at this time, it is believed the remains are those of Sherry Arnold of Sidney, Montana. Further efforts to verify the identity of the remains are currently underway by law enforcement. After a positive identification is made, a news release will be issued. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further details about the case can be released at this time.
Ms. Arnold went missing Saturday, January 7, 2012, at approximately 6:30 a.m., while on her morning run in Sidney, Montana.