MISSOULA — Authorities have reopened a cold case into the shooting deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in western Montana’s Swan Valley in 1991.
Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott said Thursday that two retired federal investigators are reviewing the case file and interviewing relatives of Kenneth and Iva Larue Cheetham.
The Missoulian reports that McDermott believes advances in DNA technology and assistance from the public will help solve the case. He says authorities believe people in the community have information about the killings that have not been shared.
In 1991, the Cheethams went missing after traveling from their home in Washington state to visit Glacier National Park.
Their van was found on a logging road near Lake Alva, and their bodies were found in the woods more than a month later.