The Sidney Herald has received the following information from Sidney Police Chief Mark Kraft.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, officers with the Sidney Police Department were dispatched to a residence on the 900 block of 3rd Street NW upon receiving a request for a welfare check for an individual who had failed to come to work. The responding officers subsequently located a male subject, Christopher A.

Wetzstein, 50, deceased under what appeared to be suspicious circumstances. An autopsy performed on Monday determined the manner of death to be a homicide, however, further findings are pending.

There does not appear to be any threat to the safety of the community at this time.

The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in this investigation.

No additional details have been released at this time.

The Sidney Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.

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