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Victim identified in Pine Ridge homicide
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Victim identified in Pine Ridge homicide

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The FBI has identified the victim killed in Pine Ridge last Friday, but law enforcement agencies have released little other information about the homicide. 

The victim is Casey L. Weston, a 30-year-old from Pine Ridge, according to FBI spokesman Kevin Smith.

Weston was killed early in the morning at a home south of the Pizza Hut in Pine Ridge, according to a Facebook post on Friday by the Oglala Sioux Department of Public Safety.

"This is a isolated incident, and there is no threat to the community," the post says.

Smith said he could not share how or when Weston was killed, whether anyone has been arrested, and whether a vehicle and four people of interest have been identified. 

"This case is active in its early stages and ongoing ... like in all active investigations — we do not comment on its nature or progress," he wrote in an email. 

Police Chief Robert Ecoffey did not return messages asking for answers to these questions. 

OST-DPS, the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are looking for a dark, late-model, double-cab pickup, according to the Facebook post. They're also looking for Benjamin Lyndon Bacon-Wilson, Alvin Gene Lebeau, Michael Jonathan Lebeau, Sr., and Stan Lee Garnier, Jr.

The post does not say if they are considered suspects or witnesses, and it has not been updated since Friday so it's unclear whether the truck and people have been found, or whether any arrests have been made. 

The agencies asked the public to call 605-867-5111 if they have any information on the vehicle and people. 


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