Arrest Made In Wetzstein Homicide Investigation

SIDNEY, MT – April 26, 2022 – Lyndsee Colette Brewer, 51, was arrested on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 in Miles City, Montana in connection with the homicide of Christopher Arthur Wetzstein. On January 28, 2022, officers with the Sidney Police Department were dispatched to an apartment building on the 900 block of 3rd Street NW after receiving a request for a welfare check for an individual who had failed to show up at work. The responding officers subsequently located a male subject, Christopher A. Wetzstein, age 50, deceased in his bed with an apparent gunshot wound to his head. An autopsy determined the manner of death to be a homicide with the cause of death due to the gunshot wound. Brewer, who was identified early in the investigation as a person of interest, was a long-time friend and business associate of Wetzstein's, who also matched the general description of a suspicious person seen on surveillance video from Wetzstein's apartment building. Investigators from the Sidney Police Department and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation executed numerous search warrants during this investigation, including at Brewer's Forsyth, Montana home. During the search of Brewer's home, a 9mm handgun was found that the state crime lab later determined fired the fatal bullet recovered at the scene of Wetzstein's death. Brewer is currently being held at the Richland County Detention Facility in Sidney, Montana with bail set at $500.000. Brewer's next court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 in District Court in Sidney.


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