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Man found dead in Ballantine motel identified

At this time, the cause of death is being withheld, as the investigation is ongoing
Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 17:56:06-05

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.