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Body found in Helena; coroner says circumstances are “very suspicious”

Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 14:22:18-04

Two people discovered the remains of a man near the 400 block of West Main Street in Helena on Friday afternoon.

The Helena Police Department said the body appeared as if it had been there “for some time.”

The body was found at about 3 p.m. about 100 yards from West Main behind some apartment buildings.

Lewis & Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg said the body has been taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy, and he believes the circumstances are “very suspicious.”

Police say there is no threat to the public.

We will update you when we get more information.

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