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Missing Kalispell man found deceased

Posted at 11:26 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 14:10:39-05

KALISPELL – The Flathead Sheriff has confirmed to MTN News that a missing Kalispell man has been found deceased. Brad Becker, 29, was reported missing by his family earlier this week and had not been heard from since January 24.

Sheriff Brian Heino reports Flathead Search and Rescue and Two Bear Air found Becker several miles from his vehicle off a Forest Service road in the Red Gate Road area near Marion at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Deputies from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of Becker’s pickup truck being found by a hunter on a side road on the Hubbard Reservoir, according to Sheriff Heino.

Flathead County deputies, Search and Rescue Members and Two Bear Air searched the area for Becker who had been missing for six days.

Sheriff Heino says an initial investigation suggests Becker expired due to the cold winter temperatures and exposure.

Becker’s golden retriever puppy was found alive near his body.

Brad Becker
Brad Becker was reported missing by his family on Jan. 24, 2019. (courtesy photo)