Two in custody, FBI, BIA continue Spirit Lake murder investigationThe FBI is investigating the murder of 38-year-old Spirit Lake resident Dustin Jackson. Authorities are questioning two men who are already in custody on other charges.
By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ
The FBI is investigating the murder of 38-year-old Spirit Lake resident Dustin Jackson. Authorities are questioning two men who are already in custody on other charges.
Aside from that, law enforcement is staying tight-lipped about how they're piecing Jackson's murder together and that isn't sitting well with Jackson's family. I talked to Dustin Jackson's brother, who said Dustin would literally give someone in need the shirt off his back. Now, they just want answers to why he was taken from them.
Dustin's brother Joseph Jackson wouldn't speak on camera but he says his family is frustrated by the lack of answers in Dustin's murder. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says they're on the case.
Loven: "The FBI is working in concert with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in trying to move the investigation forward and find out exactly what happened."
The agency sent an evidence response team to the reservation.
Loven: "Members of the team were there yesterday processing some scenes and collecting evidence."
All the FBI will says is two men, Elmer Flying Horse and Clifford Monteith, are being investigated for their role in the murder.
Loven: "One person is in federal custody on an unrelated charge and another person is in tribal custody on an unrelated charge."
But nothing has been determined yet.
Loven: "Depending on what we discover during the investigation, the appropriate action for the foreseeable future will be taken."
Adam: Joseph Jackson says his family just wants to know why this happened. The F-B-I says answers will likely come soon.
Loven: "This investigation is progressing quickly and we're hopefull that we'll be able to resolve the situation in the very near future."
Calls to the tribal prosecutor and US attorney's office regarding the two men in custody were not returned.
Dustin's family is having a prayer ceremony at 7 pm tonight at the Mission in Saint Michael. Media will not be allowed but members of the public are free and welcome to come help them remember Dustin.