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Possible human remains found near West Rosebud Lake

No evidence of foul play
Posted at 2:26 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 16:14:02-05

Two hunters discovered what appear to be human remains in a remote area near West Rosebud Lake on Saturday, Stillwater County officials said Monday.

Authorities found several items of clothing, bones and a shotgun from the search area, and they believe the bones and items have been there for several years, Stillwater County Sheriff Charles Kem said in a press release. The area is not near any trails.

The items were sent to the state medical examiner's office and state crime lab to help with identification.

The Stillwater County Sheriff's Office, Coroner's Ooffice, Search and Rescue and the U.S. Forest Service all responded to the scene. The Montana Highway Patrol photographed the area with a drone.

Authorities have seen no evidence to indicate foul play.