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Woman found dead in Clark Fork River has been identified

Missoula Police Crusier
Posted at 10:31 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 11:09:24-04

MISSOULA — Authorities have identified Kimberly A. Michell of Missoula as the woman whose body was found Saturday morning in the Clark Fork River.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott said that Michell was 52 years old. The cause of death has been determined to be accidental drowning, and it was "non-criminal."

The Missoula Police Department responded to a report of a body in the river near the 1100 block of West Broadway at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Saturday.

MPD spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh said the body was found submerged in shallow water about five feet from the north shoreline of the river.

"Our heart-felt condolences go out to the family and friends during this very difficult time," the Sheriff's Office stated in a social media post.