Seven months later, homicide charge filed in Westwolf case

Nora Mabie

A woman has been officially charged with homicide in connection to the death of Mika J. Westwolf, a young Indigenous woman who was hit and killed near Arlee in March. 

Sunny K. White, 28, is charged with five felonies: vehicular homicide while under the influence, accidents involving another person or deceased person, two counts of criminal child endangerment and one charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, Lake County court documents show. 

White was brought into custody on a warrant over the weekend, but bonded out on Monday, Flathead County jail records show. There has been little in the way of developments in Westwolf’s case in the past seven months, but the affidavit filed on Monday details what investigators believe led to Westwolf’s death. 

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At about 4:15 a.m. on March 31, a tribal officer on patrol saw a body and vehicle debris while he was driving on Highway 93, just north of Arlee. The victim was identified as Westwolf. 

The same morning, at 5:23 a.m., a Lake County deputy saw a gold 2008 Cadillac Escalade with front-end damage and missing a passenger side rearview mirror,

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