A body was recovered near Copper Creek outside Lincoln on Wednesday evening after being found by a father and son while fishing.
Lewis & Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg confirmed the male body was recovered at around 7 p.m. with help from Sheriff’s deputies, U.S. Forest Service personnel, the Bureau of Land Management, and Lewis & Clark County Search and Rescue.
The father and son reported the body at around 1 p.m. near the water in the Copper Creek Campground area.
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said a vehicle that was reported stolen on July 31 was found in the Indian Meadows area, which is north of the Copper Creek Campground.
Authorities believe the body and the stolen vehicle are related.
Backeberg said the body has not been identified yet and is being taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy.