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Kilseimer charged with deliberate homicide in Lewis & Clark County

Charged in connection with the death of Shane White
Kilseimer charged with deliberate homicide in Lewis & Clark County
Posted at 10:18 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 15:06:44-04

HELENA — Serena Kilseimer is scheduled to appear in court on Monday in connection with a suspected homicide that happened last week northeast of Helena.

Kilseimer, 32 years old, is charged with deliberate homicide.

Sgt. Shane Hildenstab of the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to MTN News that she was arrested in connection with the death of 56-year-old Shane White.

Authorities found White’s body Wednesday in the area of Cave Gulch Road, north of Canyon Ferry Lake.

Sheriff Leo Dutton reported he died of blunt force trauma, and that he also had "sharp force injuries."

Kilseimer is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Lewis & Clark County Justice Court on Monday afternoon.

We will update you as we get more information.



(SEPTEMBER 20, 2019) The man whose body was found in the area of Cave Gulch Road near Canyon Ferry Lake has been identified as Shane White of Helena; he was 56 years old.

Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton released the man's name Friday morning.

On Wednesday, Lewis & Clark County detectives found White's body in the area of Cave Gulch Road near the northern shore of Canyon Ferry Lake.

The detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation into a report of a missing Helena man; he had been reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office by a family member on Monday, September 16.

Undersheriff Jason Grimmis told MTN News, "Physical evidence supported through the investigation as well as the autopsy indicates that foul play is involved, but at this point we do not feel that there is a risk to the public and the investigation is ongoing."

The Sheriff's Office says the cause of White's death is blunt force trauma, and that he also had "sharp force injuries" on his body.

Dutton says no charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation continues; if you have any information, you're asked to call Detective Pat McDuffie at 457-8836 or Detective James Ward at 457-8834.