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Body found along Interstate 90 east of Missoula

Body taken to Medical Examiner’s Office in Missoula
I90 Bonner Dead Person
Posted at 2:38 PM, Mar 14, 2023

(UPDATE, MARCH 29) Missoula County Sheriff Jeremiah Petersen has identified the man as 61-year-old Ian C. Throndsen of Missoula.

A news release states: "No criminal activity has been identified as contributing to the death of Mr. Throndsen."

The cause of death is pending reports submitted to the Montana State Crime Lab.


(MARCH 14) The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased person along Interstate 90 east of Missoula over the weekend.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jeannette Smith reports the body was found on the shoulder of I-90 near the Bonner exit on Sunday afternoon.

Smith says the body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Missoula.

She noted that due to the exposure to extreme weather elements, the cause of death and identification are not known at this time.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol are investigating this incident.

Smith said more details will be provided as they become available. We will update you if we get more information.


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