Posted: May 26, 2013 3:25 PM by MTN News
Updated: May 26, 2013 3:26 PM
The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office has released the identities of the suspect and victim from what's being investigated as a homicide in Worden on Friday morning.
According to Sheriff Mike Linder, the victim has been identified as 22-year-old Erica Yurian of Worden.
The suspect, who was shot by a Yellowstone County deputy early on Friday morning after producing a gun from within his truck, has been identified as 49-year-old Thomas Hilger from Worden.
Linder says that an autopsy on Saturday morning determined that both the victim and the suspect died from gunshot wounds.
Yurian's friends said that the victim and suspect were in a relationship, and that Hilger was the owner of The 406 Bar on Main Street in Worden, which is near the crime scene.
Linder said that the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office is no longer investigating at the crime scene, but it is continuing the investigation.