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TWIN FALLS — A Twin Falls woman has been arrested in connection to the murder of a man in Owyhee County.

Montanna Rae Reed, 20, is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Idaho State Police also arrested a Mountain Home man, Willie Keith Rabey, 34, Tuesday. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

The investigation began on Oct. 21 when hunters discovered a man’s body in Owyhee County.

Nicholas B. Vandenberg, 27, of Melba, has already been charged with first-degree murder in that investigation.

The two new suspects are known associates of Vandenberg, ISP said. ISP detectives arrested Reed in Twin Falls and Rabey in Mountain Home.

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ISP says the two will be extradited to the Owyhee County Jail.

Though the victim’s identity has not been confirmed through forensic testing, Owyhee County Prosecutor Douglas Emery told the Idaho Statesman that investigators suspect it could be a missing Oregon man, 18-year-old Hunter Smith.

This developing story will be updated as new information becomes available.


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