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Theo Crowe Charged with Murder in Case of Missing Bismarck Teen

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A teenager missing since May 11th is now believed to have been murdered.

Police say 18-year-old John Swain had moved to North Dakota only a few weeks before he went missing.

He had moved up here for work.

John's roommate reported him missing to police.

More than a month later, police say he was murdered and they have charged the man they think did it.

25-year-old Theo Crowe is in custody in Williams County.

On June 20th, a female resident on the 400 block of N. 22nd street in Bismarck called police after finding evidence in her backyard.

Inside a trash can she found clothing, a cell phone and a knife with possibly blood on it.

Police responded and investigators recognized the clothing from pictures of missing person John Swain.

They also found some blood inside the residence.

According to police, the female resident had allowed Crowe to stay in her home for a few weeks while she was out of town.

Police believe Crowe and Swain met that day.

They say Crowe cooperated with police right away, but is not talking anymore.

And police still don't know where the body is.

"We know Theo Crowe is from the Williston Trenton area, we know that he obviously when this occurred, he went out there, went back there I should say, so we're kind of concentrating between Bismarck and Williston." says Lt. Gary Malo, Bismarck Police Department.

Police ask that if you see signs of fresh digging to report it to police.

If you have any information related to the case, call (701) 223-1212.

Crowe is currently in the Williams County jail.

He was arrested June 13th on an unrelated charge of terrorizing, disorderly conduct and simple assault.

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