Adult believed to have supplied boys with alcohol
Monday, March 8, 2004

Police in Montana are focusing on a adult male believed to have supplied alcohol to two 11-year-old boys who died on the Flathead Reservation.

Police are looking at security photographs that show the adult purchasing liquor similar or identical to the kind the boys drank before they died. The boys, Justin Benoist and Frankie Sonneah Nicolai, died of alcohol poisoning and exposure.

The boys were members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

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