BILLINGS - A 36-year-old Ashland man has been indicted on charges that he helped another man, who has since died, get away with the murder of an Ashland woman.
Reno J. Runs Above pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an indictment that charged him with being an accessory after the fact. U.S. Magistrate Carolyn Ostby ordered Runs Above to remain in custody.
The grand jury indictment alleges that on May 5, Runs Above, knowing that Trinidad Quiroz had killed Rosella Woodenthigh, helped Quiroz to avoid arrest, trial or punishment.
Quiroz died May 10. The cause of death was not listed in his obituary.
Woodenthigh was reported missing on May 19, but was last seen on May 3.
Human remains found in Ashland on May 30 were sent to an FBI lab for testing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Fehr would not say if the remains were Woodenthigh's. Her obituary said she died on May 5.