UPDATE: Polson Homicide Suspect Arrested Near Pablo
UPDATE: 6:17 p.m. - May 13, 2022
According to Lake County Sheriff's Office officials, 20-year-old Tyler Uhrich was arrested at 6:00 p.m. on Friday in the Pablo area. Uhrich was wanted in the death of 22-year-old Rozlyn Bluemel. Bluemel's body was found on Wednesday and she had been missing since Tuesday night.
At around 9:30 Tuesday night, a witness reported that Uhrich and Bluemel were in a dispute and gunshots were heard on the east shore of Flathead Lake. A child shared by the couple was found in a car near the location of the disturbance.
(first report 3:02 p.m. - May 12, 2022)
20 year-old Tyler Uhrich, suspected of shooting 22 year-old Rozlyn Bluemel to death after an argument that occurred on Tuesday near Flathead Lake, is still at large, according to Lake County authorities.
Late Tuesday night, Lake County 9-1-1 received a call reporting a domestic disturbance that occurred in a Tribal wilderness area near Polson where the sound of gunfire was heard.
Lake County authorities said that Two Bear Air was called in to search the area late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
A child shared by the couple was found safe in a vehicle near where the gunfire was heard.
Early Wednesday evening, the body of Rozlyn Bluemel was found near where the original disturbance occurred.
KGVO News spoke to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell on Thursday morning for an update on the search for Uhrich, who is believed to be on foot in the area.
“We're currently still looking actively for the suspect in yesterday's fatal shooting,” began Sheriff Bell. “We're following up any and all leads and we are still getting leads in. We're actively looking for that male, and if the citizens have any leads or tips, or if they see him, please call 911 and report what vehicle he might be driving or what direction he might be going so we can get him apprehended safely.”
Sheriff Bell added another important piece of information and a cautionary note for the public.
“We consider him armed and dangerous, so we’re asking the public to call 9-1-1 or law enforcement with any information,” he said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 406-883-7301.