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Lincoln County death is being investigated as a homicide

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 20:34:31-04

MISSOULA — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has begun a homicide investigation after a body was found near Eureka.

Emergency dispatchers received a report shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, that a body had been found in the area of Thirsty Lake Road several miles southwest of Eureka.

Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short says deputies arrived at the scene and found a male who had been shot several times.

The identity of the male has not been released at this point.

Law enforcement is continuing to work on identifying a suspect or suspects in connection with the death.

No additional information is being released at this time. We will update you if we get more information.