A man found dead inside a sleeping bag Tuesday afternoon near a West End business may have died from exposure, according to a press release from the Billings Police Department.
The man was found at about 1:20 p.m. on the 500 block of South 24th Street West. A maintenance worker discovered the body, said BPD Lt. Neil Lawrence.
"Police arrived on scene and discovered a male, approximately 50 years old, lying in some bushes next to a business complex," the release says. "It is believed that exposure was a factor and that the male was probably camping there."
The investigation is ongoing, according to BPD Sgt. Harley Cagle.
While temperatures on Tuesday reached as high as 37 in the Billings area, previous days haven't been as warm, said National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Chambers. Saturday saw windchill temperatures of minus 30, and Monday night saw single digits.
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