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Officials ID suspect's brother as murder victim

By Will Wadley, KECI Weekend Anchor, wwadley@keci.com
Published On: Jun 15 2014 04:41:51 PM MDT
Updated On: Jun 15 2014 05:18:34 PM MDT
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

Lake County law enforcement continued the search on Sunday for murder suspect Harry Lozeau, and they identified the victim as the suspect's brother, 51-year-old Terry Lozeau.

We're told dispatchers received a call on Saturday at approximately 4 P.M. that a male subject had been shot at a residence near Ronan, on Mollman Pass Trail.

Harry Lozeau is a 53-year-old Native American male, described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. He was last seen driving a 1983 brown, two door Plymouth Reliant.

We're told the search is centered around the area where the murder occurred.

"In the Mollman Pass, Ronan area is where we think he still is," said Karen Sargeant, with the Lake County Sheriff's Department. "We are asking people, if they do see him, to contact the Sheriff's Office immediately. Do not approach this male subject."

Lozeau has history with Lake County law enforcement. According to federal court documents, he was one of the plaintiffs that sued the Lake County over poor conditions at the county jail. The lawsuit was filed in 1995 and was eventually settled out of court, with the county agreeing to make several major upgrades to the detention center. In 2001, Lozeau and his fellow plaintiffs were awarded legal fees by the court.

Officials say Lozeau is considered dangerous. If you see him, please call 911.