Homicide Victim was Medical Marijuana Provider

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – The Lewis and Clark County sheriff’s department says a 49-year-old York man who was shot to death in his home a month ago was a licensed medical marijuana provider and user.

David Tunes was found shot to death on May 1, but officials have said he may have been killed three to four days earlier.

Sheriff Leo Dutton had previously said that Tunes had recently started several business ventures, including the sale of precious stones out of his home, and suggested that may have been a motive for the killing. An undetermined amount of gems were taken.

On Friday, Dutton said Tunes also had been growing marijuana at his house and the sheriff’s department is now interviewing his customers.

Dutton says investigators found fingerprints and possible DNA samples in Tunes’ house that are being analyzed at the state crime lab in Missoula.

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