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Rapid City Police say a man arrested Sunday for stealing a car has also been charged with murder.

Man faces murder charges after deceased woman found

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police say a man arrested Sunday for stealing a car has also been charged with murder.

Police say 35-year-old Cole Younger was initially arrested after taking a rideshare vehicle after being given a ride to a location on Cambell Street. Younger allegedly took out a knife and told the driver to exit the car.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office later located the car on Catron Boulevard and authorities conducted a traffic stop, taking Younger into custody.

On Monday, police were called to 1313 N. Lacrosse Street for a report of an unresponsive woman located in a room at the Rodeway Inn Rapid City.

Police determined the woman was dead with a laceration to her neck. She has been identified as Brandi Snowfly, 41, of Rapid City. Preliminary information garnered at the investigation, police believe Snowfly entered the hotel with Cole Younger. After an undisclosed period, Younger exited the hotel before summoning the rideshare service.

As a result, first-degree murder has been added to Younger’s offenses, and he remains in custody. It is believed Younger and Snowfly knew each other before her death, and police have no reason to believe there is an ongoing threat to public safety.

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