Person Detained Following Homicide South of Red Lodge

Alleged homicide occurred along Highway 212, shutting down a section of the road Wednesday evening

By Associated Press

BILLINGS — Authorities say they’ve detained a person of interest following an alleged homicide in south-central Montana.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said in a Thursday news release that the homicide occurred south of Red Lodge along Highway 212. Identities of the victim and the detained individual were not immediately released.

A section of the highway was closed Wednesday evening and Red Lodge schools were canceled Thursday morning as a precaution.

McQuillan said there was no current threat to the public.

He says the state Department of Criminal Investigation and Red Lodge Police are assisting in the investigation.

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