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Montana homicide victim identified

Man was found dead in Ballantine motel
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Posted at 11:21 AM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 13:25:59-05

Authorities have released the name of a man who was found dead over the weekend at a motel in Ballantine.

In a press release Monday morning, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said that the victim of a homicide that occurred Saturday morning has been identified as Carl Archer Jr., age 53.

An autopsy has been performed.

According to Linder, records indicate Archer had a Billings address in the past, but investigators believe he has been transient in recent months.

At this time, the cause of death is being withheld, as the investigation is ongoing. A suspect was arrested Saturday evening and remains in custody.