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Feb 21, 2013 6:51 PM by MTN News

Whitefish man reported as missing and/or endangered

John Marshall Denny has been reported as missing and/or endangered by the Whitefish Police Department.

The announcement has been posted on the Montana Department of Justice website.

Denny was last seen leaving his residence in Whitefish on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013, at approximately 12:30 PM.

Denny is 25 years old, 6'1", about 250 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

The Whitefish Police Department says that Denny has known mental health issues and is off of his medications.

He is not known to have any weapons or vehicles.

Denny was last seen wearing a red hoodie, blue jeans, and black and white tennis shoes.

Authorities say that he may have a goatee and may be wearing glasses.

Anyone having contact with Denny is asked to call the Whitefish Police Department at 406-863-2420.

UPDATE, Friday, February 22, 11:38 am: The Whitefish Police Department has cancelled the alert that was sent out Thursday for Denny. No other information has been released at this time.

UPDATE, Friday, February 22, 3:45 pm: Authorities say they have found the body of John Marhsall Denny of Whitefish, who was reported missing earlier this week.

Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial says that they found they body of Denny, 25, in the Whitefish River on Friday near the Columbia Avenue Bridge.

Denny had been reported missing by family members, and had not been heard from since noon on Tuesday.

The Montana Department of Justice issued a Missing & Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) on Thursday, and a nationwide Attempt To Locate was broadcast on Thursday.

Dial says that officers searched areas frequented by Denny, and contacted friends and co-workers, but were unable to find Denny.

A helicopter was called in to search along the river, and Denny's body was later spotted in about three feet of water.

Dial adds in a news release that the Flathead County Corner is investigating the cause of death, but so far nothing indicates that foul play was involved in the death.

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