Overview of Valen Hotomanie
Valen Hotomanie, a Wolf Point, Montana resident, was last seen on November 15, 1995. The last known sighting of the man was when two individuals purportedly beat him and threw him off a bridge into the Missouri River. The incident took place south of town, and his body has not been located since.
The suspects were arrested a month after the crime and were charged with aggravated assault but were subsequently released. The investigation into the case is still ongoing, and authorities are treating it as a homicide. However, they have stated that they require additional evidence to convict anyone of murder until the body is discovered. Multiple searches of the Missouri River have been conducted, but no sign of his remains has been found.
Valen was the father of an infant son and one of five siblings. While his mother stated that he drank heavily, he rarely got into fights with anyone. His disappearance has left his family in search of answers, and his case remains unsolved.