Update from April 1st:

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the triple homicide that took place in Big Horn over the weekend.

Support for the ongoing investigation is coming from various law enforcement entities in Montana, along with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the Sheridan County Coroner’s Office and the Sheridan Police Department.

On Sunday evening, the suspect in the shootings, Dana Beartusk, took the life of three family members before being apprehended in Montana.

So far, he has refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Law enforcement has been unsuccessful in locating the firearm used in the shootings and are asking the public to contact local law enforcement if a firearm is found.  It is crucial that no one touches the discovered firearm before calling the authorities.


Update from March 30th:

The Sheridan Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the suspect in the triple homicide that occurred in Big Horn on Sunday night.

The male suspect, identified as Dana Beartusk, who is being held in Montana on 3 cuonts of 1st Degree Murder.

The Sheridan County Coroner has identified the victims as Seana Fisher (age 54), Mochdaveyano “Blackhawk” Fisher (age 25) and Angelina Beartusk (age 51).

The victims were all related to Dana Beartusk.


A homicide investigation is now underway after the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a call from man who stated he had killed someone.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address in Big Horn on Sunday evening where three adults were found dead.

The male suspect was apprehended in Montana by the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office shortly before 10:00 PM.

This remains an active investigation which is being conducted by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

The male suspect is being held in Montana and formal charges will be filed at a later date.

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office would like to ensure the residents of Sheridan County that there is no threat to the community.

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