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Suspicious death being investigated

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Officers responded to a residence at 5405 Lower River Road for a report of a suicide on Sunday at about 4:47 p.m. Officers responded to a residence at 5405 Lower River Road for a report of a suicide on Sunday at about 4:47 p.m.
GREAT FALLS -

A 41-year old man was found dead just south of Great Falls on Sunday, and the death is being investigated as a possible homicide.

Officers responded to a residence at 5405 Lower River Road for a report of a suicide on Sunday at about 4:47 p.m.

During the initial stages of the investigation, Deputies felt that the death was not a suicide and deemed the scene and circumstances suspicious. 

The initial investigation shows that the victim may have been stabbed.

Detectives from the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office were called in to investigate. One detective from the Great Falls Police Department responded as well with the new FARO Crime Scene scanner.

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office is "actively working this case as a homicide," according to Sheriff Bob Edwards.

Sheriff Edwards says that a person of interest has been contacted and is currently in custody on unrelated charges.  The name of the person has not yet been released.

The body of the victim - identified at this point only as a 41-year old man - will be taken for autopsy at the Montana State Crime lab in Missoula. The name of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of family members.

There is no word yet on whether the person who died lived at the residence, or was a visitor.

Sheriff Edwards says that he does not believe there is a threat to the community.

We will update you as we get more information.

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