Dial said that Rodriguez and the woman, who works for a firearms manufacturer in the Flathead Valley, met at a trade show and struck up a casual relationship that police do not believe was romantic.
Rodriguez was the founder and CEO of Global Adventure Outfitters. That company declined to comment.
According to the company’s website, Rodriguez was a mortgage banker before a trip to Africa led him to alter course in the 1990s and start pursuing hunting for a living. He eventually traveled to 21 countries on six continents on that quest, the company said.
Ridler reported from Boise, Idaho. Associated Press writer Christopher Sherman contributed to this report from McAllen, Texas.