An Illinois family is searching for answers after the death of their loved one in Montana.
The Livingston Enterprise reported that a naked body was found on Friday, February 10, 2023, in a field off Highway 89 near Livingston, Montana.
The body was identified as 19-year-old Jalen Williams from Evanston, Illinois.
Park County Coroner Al Jenkins told the Living Enterprise that the autopsy and investigation do not show signs of foul play.
According to the Justice For Jalen site created by his family, Jalen moved to Montana to work on a ranch for the program, Horses for Heroes.
The family was told Jalen froze to death.
The family claims detectives are avoiding talking to them about this case.
According to the family website, Jalen's body was found 3.5 miles from his residence.
Livingston Assistant Police Chief Wayne Hard says the investigation is continuing, and there is no risk to the public.
Police have requested confirmation from the coroner on the autopsy report that there was no foul play.
Jalen's cousin Lorenzo Brown, who plays football at the University of Montana, remembers him for being passionate about school: "He was very smart. Like he was very smart. Mom told me that he now he had his own business going by. So he had planned on in two months from now, he was going to go to Alaska. He was going to do offshore fishing."
Services for Jalen will be held at the Unique Funeral Chapel in Chicago this weekend.
We will update you if we get more information.
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