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Body recovered from creek east of Missoula

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jul 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-21 10:52:58-04

PHILIPSBURG - A body was found in the water on Thursday afternoon east of Missoula.

Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says utility workers reported finding a body about three miles from the I-90 exit on Lower Rock Creek shortly before 2 p.m.

The remains have been sent to the Montana Medical Examiners' Office for positive identification, as well as to determine the cause and manner of death.

Sheriff Dunkerson says a preliminary investigation does not indicate any foul play.

No further information will be released pending notification of next of kin.

The Missoula Rural Fire District, the Clinton Rural Fire District, a Missoula Emergency Service ambulance and the Granite County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.