Ravalli County Coverage

Dec 23, 2010 5:55 PM by Irina Cates (KPAX News)

Body found northeast of Corvallis

CORVALLIS - The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is investigating what happened to a man who was found dead near Burnt Fork Lake northeast of Corvallis.

Sheriff Chris Hoffman says snowmobilers found the man's body on Wednesday. He added that his office, along with search and rescue teams, tried to investigate and recover the body on Wednesday, but had to call off the efforts due of darkness and the weather.

The investigation continued Thursday morning and the body was sent to the Montana State Crime Lab for an autopsy. The man's name is not being released at this time.

Hoffman says the Burnt Fork Lake area is a popular place for recreation and is asking anyone who has been in the area in the last week to call the sheriff's office if they have any information that could be helpful in the investigation.

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