Remains Identified as Military Veteran Who Was Fatally Shot

Brandon Craft charged with deliberate homicide in Adam Petzack's February shooting death

By Tristan Scott

GREAT FALLS — The Cascade County Coroner’s Office has positively identified human remains found on a property southwest of Great Falls as those of a missing military veteran.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that authorities located the remains of 28-year-old Adam Petzack last week.

Brandon Craft is charged with deliberate homicide in Petzack’s February shooting death.

Petzack, who had been living in a rental unit on Craft’s property, was reported missing in March.

Charging documents say investigators determined Craft was receiving money removed from Petzack’s bank account shortly after his disability payments were made via direct deposit. Officers questioned Craft, and court records say he confessed to killing Petzack, hiding his body, pawning the rifle and selling his truck.

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