Authorities Identify Victim of Homicide in Southern Montana
ILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Yellowstone County have released the name of a homicide victim whose body was found in a motel in Ballantine over the weekend.
Sheriff Mike Linder says 53-year-old Carl Archer Jr. was found dead at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The cause of death is being withheld while the case is being investigated.
A suspec,t 32 year old James Eder was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of deliberate homicide. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Justice Court Monday afternoon.
Linder said Monday that Archer has had a Billings address in the past but investigators believe he has been transient in recent months.
Ballantine is a small town about 20 miles northeast of Billings.