A suspect in the gruesome murder of a Missoula, Montana man is still at large today, and possibly is hiding in the local area.
Friday night, Shreveport police joined the FBI and Louisiana State Police Friday in searching for a 27-year-old Kevin Joseph Lino, a convicted felon wanted for the murder of a man in Missoula, Montana on July 30, 2014.
Cpl. Marcus Hines, SPD public information officer today said Lino is still on the lam
Lino is 6’1” to 6’4” tall white man with brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs approximately 155 pounds. He 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.
According to the FBI, Lino has used the following aliases: "Phoenix", "Shaggy", Nick Fish, Kevin Fish, Nick Fisk, Kevin Fisk, Kevin J. Lino, Kevin Lino, Kevin Silva, David Silva
Lino is suspected of taking part in the murder of a male victim found floating in the Clark Fork River in Missoula County, Montana. The investigation revealed 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.
In addition, the suspects 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 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 may be traveling with his girlfriend, Angela Marchese, who is not a fugitive from the law. She is a white female with brown hair and green eyes. She has only one leg and uses a wheelchair or crutches. It is unknown whether she has a prosthetic leg.
In addition, he may be traveling with two white males in their 20s and/or a while male in his 60s, who also are not fugitives from the law. Also, they may be in possession of nine pit bull puppies.
Lino and his girlfriend have ties to Louisiana, as well as the states of West Virginia and Massachusetts. They are known to be transient, and it is likely they are stopping at food banks and shelters. They may stay in homeless camps with their dogs.
The suspect is known to abuse drugs. His last known residence was in Lowell, Massachusetts. He enjoys breeding pit bulls and camping.