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Suspect Arrested for Murder in McDermitt

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Stoney Prior, a man arrested in connection with a January Fort McDermitt double homicide, was charged Wednesday in federal court with the alleged two murders.

Officials identified the victims as 40-year-old Amy Hinkey and 31-year-old Adeline Sam. Both victims were McDermitt residents.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office says Stoney Prior was arrested on non-related tribal charges on Wednesday, January 31st. Later, investigators were able to develop probable cause to charge Prior with murder. He was released to federal authorities from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Detention Center.

The FBI is now leading the investigation with the help of the local sheriff's office, search and rescue and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Elko FBI Office at (775) 738-1880 or the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at (775) 623-6429

ORIGINAL:

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a double homicide at a home on the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation north of Winnemucca. 

Authorities say two unidentified women were found dead late Wednesday afternoon.

It says the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs are also involved in the "active investigation."

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen says there is no threat to the McDermitt area. 

No other information was immediately available. 

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