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Body discovered near downtown Missoula

Body discovered near downtown Missoula
Posted at 4:41 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 11:33:07-05

A person walking along the river trail west of Orange Street reported a dead body near the Old Western Montana Clinic parking structure at around 12:50 Friday afternoon.

The Missoula Police Department estimates at this time that the victim is in his 60s. He was found dead near a wheelchair.

Missoula Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Travis Welsh says that the body had evidence of injury so they are treating it as a suspicious death but Welsh also says they do not know how the injury occurred.

Law enforcement is in the early stages of investigation and were still on scene as of 3 o’clock this afternoon.

Investigators are working on identifying the victim from items found near him.