Neighbors: ‘Rank’ Smell Followed Bonfire Near Frenchtown
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former neighbors of Caressa Hardy, who is in trial for killing two men in western Montana, say a "rank" stench filled the air following a March 2013 bonfire outside a residence near Frenchtown.
Karen Jill Hardy testified Tuesday that Caressa Hardy, also identified in court records as Glenn Dibley, shot and killed Thomas Korjack and Robert Orozco and burned their bodies and other evidence. No DNA was recovered from two sets of bones found in the burn pile.
The Missoulian reports Mark McNerney testified Wednesday the smell following the bonfire was "absolutely rank, unlike anything I've ever smelled."
Pam Labonte said whatever burned "reeked" and lingered for a week.
The fire took place outside the remote house where Karen Hardy, Caressa Hardy, Korjack and Orozco had been living. Only Caressa Hardy and his daughter remained after the fire.
Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com