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Investigation underway into suspicious death in Ballantine motel

UPDATE: Death determined a homicide
Posted at 9:47 AM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 16:54:26-04

BALLANTINE — UPDATE: In a press release Saturday afternoon, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office has determined the death of a man found in the Tiger Town Motel in Ballantine to be a homicide.

Sheriff Mike Linder stated that they do not believe there is a public safety issue.

They stated that they also believe this is an isolated incident, and that the parties involved have a connection.

YCSO is not releasing any further details at this time.


Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office investigators are at the Tiger Town Motel in Ballantine, investigating a suspicious death.

Sheriff Mike Linder stated in a press release that an adult male was found deceased in a room at the motel and Detectives are investigating.

Deputies responded to the room at approximately 3:30 Saturday morning and found the man, already deceased.

At this time, investigators are applying for a search warrant to continue the investigation.

No other information regarding identification or details of the investigation are being released at this time.