Montana Police Searching for Missing Suburban Man

The Stillwater County sheriff's office plans a search Friday for a 45-year-old Illinois man who is considered missing under suspicious circumstances after his vehicle was found in south-central Montana.

Sgt. Randy Smith says a Dodge Charger belonging to Paul Batson was found Sunday evening in the town of Reedpoint, which is about 60 miles west of Billings along Interstate 90.

Officers want to talk with anyone who may have had contact with Batson, who is described as being 6 feet, 2 inches (188 centimeters) tall with brown eyes and brown hair.

The resident of the Chicago suburb of Batavia apparently was in Montana looking for work.

Smith tells The Billings Gazette his agency is working with Bozeman police on the investigation.

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