Kevin Joseph Lino, a convicted felon, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man in Missoula, Montana, on or around July 30, 2014.
On August 5, 2014, the body of a male victim was found floating in the Clark Fork River in Missoula County, Montana. Subsequent investigation revealed that Lino and two male accomplices allegedly kicked and punched the victim following a verbal altercation at a homeless camp under the Reserve Street Bridge in Missoula. Additionally, they allegedly cut gang symbols into the victim's skin with a knife, after which Lino allegedly urinated on the victim. Lino is then alleged to have shot the victim in the head with a 9mm pistol he carried and dumped the body in the river.
Lino was charged with deliberate homicide by the Justice Court of the State of Montana in and for the County of Missoula, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on August 7, 2014. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Montana on August 14, 2014, after Lino was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Lino was last known to be traveling in a white, four-door 2014 Ford Focus SE with temporary West Virginia license plates 285026. The vehicle is registered in Oklahoma and was last seen on August 11, in Monument, Colorado.
Lino may be traveling with his girlfriend (see below), two White males in their twenties and/or a White male in his sixties, who are not fugitives from the law. They may be in possession of nine pit bull puppies.
Lino may be headed to the eastern United States as he and his girlfriend have ties to West Virginia, Massachusetts and Louisiana. The couple is known to be transient, and it is likely that they are stopping at food banks and shelters. They may stay in homeless camps with their dogs.
Lino is known to abuse drugs. His last known residence was in Lowell, Massachusetts. He enjoys breeding pit bulls and camping.