Body found at Gates of the Mountains has been identified - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana

Body found at Gates of the Mountains has been identified

Posted: Aug 08, 2018 4:26 PM Updated:

HELENA – The Lewis and Clark County Coroner's Office released the identity of the man found dead at the Gates of the Mountains last month.

David Kell's body was discovered by two teenage boys on the evening of July 20. Kell was from Prescott, Arizona.

At the time Kell’s body was discovered, Sheriff’s deputies said it appeared to have been there at least a week.

The Coroner's Office did not release Kell’s age or the cause or manner of death.

Officials said the autopsy results have not been finalized, and the investigation is ongoing.

(July 21, 2018) Two teenage boys hiking in the hills north of the Gates of the Mountains marina discovered the body of an adult man on Friday evening.

Sergeant Brian Robinson of the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office said it appears the body was there for at least a week.

Lewis & Clark Search and Rescue was brought in to help recover the body.

The recovery wrapped up just before midnight on Friday.

The body will be taken to the State Crime Lab in Missoula for autopsy.

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