Belfield homicide suspect vehicle found, police search Badlands north of MedoraThe 2001 navy blue Chrysler Sebring LXI Dirk Huber allegedly drove after suffocating Nicole Lynn Radebaugh was located near Medora on Thursday, said Jessi Baker, an acquaintance of Huber’s and owner of the vehicle. Sheriff Clarence Tuhy is urging hunters to use caution, since Huber was last seen about 23 miles north of Medora on foot.
The 2001 navy blue Chrysler Sebring LXI Dirk Huber allegedly drove after suffocating Nicole Lynn Radebaugh was located near Medora on Thursday, said Jessi Baker, an acquaintance of Huber’s and owner of the vehicle.
Sheriff Clarence Tuhy is urging hunters to use caution, since Huber was last seen about 23 miles north of Medora on foot.
“All I know is this morning I guess two elk hunters were out there and they said that they had seen him out down by the Little Missouri River and he was covered in mud, so they (officers) all headed out there,” Baker said.
Baker’s vehicle was located on East River Road in the Badlands and impounded, she said.
Tuhy said helicopters and airplanes are being used to locate Huber.
If anyone sees Huber “don’t do anything but call 911,” Tuhy said.
Stark County Sheriff’s Capt. Fern Moser said many reports of possible sightings of the 41-year-old Belfield resident have been called in.
Huber was charged Wednesday with murdering the 39-year-old mother of his child Tuesday evening, according to his criminal complaint.
Their daughter’s name is Logan Huber, according to a previous Press article.
Huber and Radebaugh had dated in the past, according to the complaint.
Logan told police she heard Huber and Radebaugh arguing the day Radebaugh was killed, according to the complaint.
Baker said Huber confessed to her boyfriend, Justin Mead, over the phone after taking Baker’s vehicle. Huber borrowed Baker’s car because he allegedly had items in his vehicle that Baker and Mead needed Tuesday, she said.
“So we let him take our car and like half an hour later, that’s when he had confessed to us what he had done,” Baker said.
Huber told Logan he was sorry he hurt her mother and was going to turn himself into law enforcement, according to the criminal complaint.
Baker and Mead called police after Huber’s alleged confession, and police found Radebaugh’s body at her Belfield apartment.
Baker and Mead would not talk about the confession.
“It’s not fair to the families that are involved right now,” Mead said.
Baker said she is “worried, sad, distraught (and) shocked,” over the incident.
“You don’t know how to react or what to do,” she said.
Baker never met Radebaugh, but described Huber as “a very, very nice guy.”
Anyone with information regarding Huber’s whereabouts is asked to call 800-472-2121 or 701-328-9921.