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Body recovered from Clark Fork River

Identification and cause of death not yet known
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Posted at 4:20 PM, May 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-03 18:27:06-04

MISSOULA - A body was found along the Clark Fork River in Mineral County on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Missoula County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jeanette Smith says the body of a male was found by a person who was checking rising water levels in river.

The remains were recovered by the Superior Volunteer Fire Department and transferred by the Mineral County Coroner to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and cause of death.

Smith says the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office has contacted Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, since they have no active searches for missing persons, and two active searches are going on in Missoula County.

"Cooperation and coordination will continue between Mineral and Missoula County Sheriff’s Offices as part of the ongoing investigation into the identity and cause of death," a news release states.

Smith says this is an active investigation and additional will be provided as it becomes available.


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