MISSOULA, Mont. — Officials in western Montana have released the names of two people who were stabbed to death and found in plastic tubs of chemicals in the basement of a Missoula residence.

Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott said Monday the victims were 15-year-old Marilyn Pickett and 24-year-old Jackson Wiles, both of Missoula.

Officials said earlier the coroner would need to use dental records and DNA due to the damage to the bodies, which were found on Aug. 17.

Pickett was reported missing under “suspicious circumstances” and was believed to be with Wiles, according to a missing person’s advisory issued that same day.

Prosecutors have charged 23-year-old Tiffanie Pierce and 26-year-old Augustus Standingrock with deliberate homicide and accountability for deliberate homicide. They are jailed with their bail set at $2 million each. They have not entered pleas to the charges.

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