3 people in custody in weekend homicide

Published 8:42 am Monday, August 22, 2016

BOWMAN, N.D. — Three people are in custody after a man was found dead in a motel in Bowman over the weekend.

Police say housekeeping staff at the El-Vu Motel found the body of a man in his early 20s from rural Bowman about midday Saturday. Authorities have ruled the death a homicide. They haven’t identified the victim. An autopsy is planned.

A man from Bowman, woman from Bowman and a man from Minnesota were taken into custody Saturday evening in Colorado and were awaiting extradition to North Dakota. They also were not immediately identified.

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Bowman is a small town in the southwestern corner of North Dakota. About 1,650 people live there.