BILLINGS, Mont. — Billings police say two men in custody are under investigation in the killing of a man whose decapitated body was found at an abandoned transient camp.

The Billings Gazette reports that 31-year-old Donald Ray Cherry and 33-year-old Jeffrey Glen Haverty were being held at Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

Police declined further comment, pending a Monday court appearance for the two men.

The body of 41-year-old Myron Wesley Knight was found Nov. 15.

Deputy County Coroner Cliff Mahoney said Knight had been decapitated and suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

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