BILLINGS – Police identified the decapitated victim found near the intersection of South 32nd Street and Gable Road in Billings Wednesday night.
Myron Wesley Knight, 41, is the name of the deceased Billings man found wrapped in a carpet Nov. 15 in an area that appeared to be a transient camp.
Thursday, Billings police confirmed the body was male and said an autopsy would be conducted to aid in the investigation.
Two people walking in the area discovered the body, which was partially covered, according to Billings Police Captain Jeremy House.
Witness Ty Nelson said he and his friend, Dustin Lapp, were walking through the area looking items that may have been stolen from his truck recently. They were snooping around, picked up a piece of carpet, then saw the body.
“You don’t see a dead body every day, especially not as a normal civilian, no military experience or stuff like that. So definitely a shock. We got out of there as soon as possible and called the police,” Nelson said.
There is no word yet on whether or not the Billings Police have found the head of Knight.
Police also announced Monday that a $1,000 reward for information on the man’s death is being offered. Anyone with information can contact the Billings police detective division at (406) 657-8473 or CrimeStoppers (406) 245-6660.