Billings Police Department provides information on 9/28 Tahoe Drive death and suspected arson

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On 09/28/2020 shortly before 5:00 PM, Detectives with the Billings Police Department (BPD) Investigations Division arrived at 3309 Tahoe Drive to execute a valid arrest warrant for 45 year old John Nailen, as well as execute a search warrant at the residence all in relation to a sex offense investigation.

Upon making entry into the residence, Detectives discovered Nailen deceased. Additionally, Detectives observed evidence of fire inside the residence that was at least several days old. Initial information indicates the fire was intentionally set. As indicated by the County Coroner, it’s believed Nailen died from smoke inhalation.

At this time, there are no indications of foul play. No other details are being released at this time as the investigations are on-going.

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