Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On May 3, 2023, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office reported that a deceased male, located by a concerned citizen checking rising water levels in the Clark Fork River, was recovered in Mineral County. Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith explains.

"The remains of the deceased male were recovered by the Superior Volunteer Fire Department and transferred by Mineral County Coroner to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and cause of death," Smith said. "Mineral County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for coroner duties. Mineral County Sheriff’s Office has contacted Missoula County Sheriff’s Office as they have no active searches for missing persons and Missoula County Sheriff’s Office and Missoula County Search and Rescue are actively searching in two cases."

According to Smith, 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.

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