- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Billings have begun a homicide investigation into the September death of a man whose body was found in the street.

Detective Mike Beckers says an autopsy determined that 39-year-old Tracy Belmarez’s death was a homicide due to the combination of electric shock from a stun gun, methamphetamine intoxication and a partially closed artery.

His body was found at 3:15 a.m. on Sept. 30. His death was investigated as suspicious because of the time his body was found and because no witnesses could be located.

Beckers tells The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/1ROlvzW ) that several people have been interviewed and there are persons of interest in the case, but no arrests have been made.

Belmarez’s death is one of five homicides reported in Billings between Sept. 15 and Dec. 10.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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