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Homicide investigation underway in Bozeman

Posted at 2:09 PM, Jun 16, 2021

BOZEMAN — The Bozeman Police Department is seeking information in the case of a man found dead at his residence on Sunday.

According to a media release, officers conducted a welfare check in the 100 block of North 9th Street on Sunday and found 79-year-old Steven Jay Kilwein deceased on the floor.

The release said a construction accident was initially suspected as the cause, but the results of an autopsy performed on Tuesday indicated Kilwein's death was due to a criminal act.

Bozeman PD says although no arrests have been made at this time, detectives have developed a possible suspect who was known to the victim.

The incident does not appear to be a random act, and there is no apparent public safety concern.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Detective Ben King at (406) 582-2035, Crimestoppers at (406) 586-1131, or email

Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward.