Woman to continue search for body of slain oil patch worker
BISMARCK, N.D. — A woman who says she’s led more than 100 searches for the body of a North Dakota oil patch worker who was bludgeoned to death says she won’t stop looking now that a man has confessed to hiring the killing.
Thirty-six-year-old James Henrikson has pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington state to ordering the deaths of oil patch business associates Kristopher Clarke and Doug Carlile. Henrikson acknowledged that Clarke was killed in February 2012 in Henrikson’s North Dakota truck shop.
Clarke’s body hasn’t been found.
Lissa Yellowbird-Chase lives on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and tells The Bismarck Tribune she wants to find Clarke’s body so his family can lay him to rest. She says she’s not waiting to see if Henrikson reveals the location of the body.