BILLINGS, MT. (THECOUNT) — Daniel Paul Scheihing, of Billings, Montana, has been identified as the suspect arrested and charged with deliberate homicide in connection with the Molt Road crash on Tuesday.
Scheihing, 70, was taken into custody after police discovered a woman who was reportedly dead prior to the crash, according to the Billings Police Department.
The 72-year-old deceased woman was reportedly killed Tuesday afternoon when an SUV she was a passenger in swerved off of Molt Road near Billings and struck a power pole, Lt. Brandon Wooley said in a press release.
The BPD Investigation Division began investigating the crash Tuesday evening after suspecting that the woman was already dead when the car crashed, reports BillingsGazette.
Early Wednesday morning police searched a home at 927 Ninebark St. in Billings. Scheihing was arrested Wednesday morning for deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence.
Scheihing is currently held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.
Details of the woman’s death, and her identity, have not been released yet.
BPD is investigating and working with the Montana Highway Patrol and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office.
Geo quick facts: Billings is a city in southern Montana on the Yellowstone River. In the north, trails wind along the rimrocks, which are sandstone cliffs. The Western Heritage Center displays local historical artifacts. The Moss Mansion showcases early-20th-century interiors. Pictograph Cave State Park’s rock paintings are just outside of town. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is where Lieutenant Colonel Custer died – wikipedia.