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Troopers investigate body parts found in Livingston car wash

By Jordan Moore, KTVM Reporter, jmoore@ktvm.com
Published On: Oct 01 2013 06:54:11 PM MDT
Updated On: Oct 01 2013 08:53:11 PM MDT
LIVINGSTON, Mont. -

Troopers from the Montana Highway Patrol say they have no suspect in a Monday morning hit-and-run that killed an 81-year-old Alaska man. The crash was reported around 7:30 Monday morning on I-90 Westbound, between Big Timber and Greycliff, near mile-marker 376.

After talking to investigating Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Bill Bullock, we learned the investigation extends beyond the site of the crash, 40 miles to the west in Livingston.

"There was a report of a possible body part found at a car wash in Livingston," said Bullock.

The Montana Highway Patrol confirmed that body part matches the victim of the hit-and-run, 81-year-old Elgie Bradford of Wasilla, Alaska.

MHP could not disclose the name of the car wash where the body part was discovered.

We headed to Livingston to speak with local residents who say it happened at the Super Car Wash. Jenea Dixon is the manager of a Dairy Queen in Livingston and is within walking distance to the car wash.

"After four o'clock the car wash was shut down and a crime scene was put down," said Dixon.

She said Monday was a busy day at their restaurant and word spread quickly in the community.

"There was people talking about it, I mean it was obviously the buzz, it was on Facebook, we are a little town so things circulate quite quickly," said Dixon.

Bullock is hoping that with all the attention this case is getting, someone who saw something might come forward.