Body found in submerged vehicle in Missouri River near Craig identified

Posted at 4:54 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 18:55:19-04

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was found dead in the Missouri River near Craig on Monday.

Officials identified the man as 58-year-old John S. MacArthur.

MacArthur had a Minnesota driver’s license, but also had an address listed in Cascade.

MacArthur’s body was found Monday in a completely submerged white 2019 Tacoma along with a deceased dog.

Sheriff Leo Dutton said MacArthur’s relatives have been notified and the cause and manner of his death are still pending the autopsy report.

(April 22, 2019) A vehicle with a body inside was found submerged in the Missouri River near Craig Monday morning.

According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, at 10:25 a.m., the 911 dispatch center received a call from a fisherman, who was just south of Craig, of a submerged pickup truck in the Missouri River.

Lewis and Clark Dive and Emergency was called to the scene and their jet ski team found that a man and dog were deceased in the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing, but it did appear the truck had driven between two houses before landing in the river.

The man’s body will be taken to Missoula for an autopsy. His name has not yet been released.

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