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Authorities identify human remains found near Polebridge

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-26 11:05:42-04

KALISPELL - Authorities have released the name of a man whose remains were found on July 12, 2023, near Polebridge.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office reports information from the Montana State Crime Lab has identified the man as 47-year-old Jared McManus of Kalispell.

His remains — which had been scavenged by a bear after he died — were found in the area of Teepee Lake.

The cause of death has been determined to have been suicide.