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Man's death east of Great Falls was a homicide

'Suspicious death' being investigated by Cascade County Sheriff's Office
Deputies responded to 8535 US Highway 89 several miles east of Great Falls for a report of a deceased man.
Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 10:23:07-05

GREAT FALLS — The Cascade County Sheriff's Office continues investigating a man's death that has now been classified as a homicide.

On Monday, February 14, 2022, deputies responded to 8535 US Highway 89 several miles east of Great Falls - the former location of the original Bar S restaurant - for a report of a deceased man.

The man was identified as Michael Leealan Evans of Great Falls; he was 40 years old.

The Sheriff's Office said on Thursday that the manner of Evans' death has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula.

The agency did not disclose the suspected cause of death.

Although no arrests have been made yet, the Sheriff's Office says this appears to be an "isolated incident," and does not believe there is any danger to the public.

We will update you as we get more information.


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