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Decomposed body found in CdA forest

Thu., Feb. 11, 2010, 7:39 a.m.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an unattended death after hunters found a body Sunday morning at a Coeur d’Alene National Forest campsite.

Two hunters were on the Canfield Trail System, about four miles east of the Fernan Gun Range, hunting for shed antlers when they came upon a campsite and found the body.

Deputies and Forest Service officers responded and found the body badly decomposed in a collapsed tent. They believe the individual may have been a transient. Due to the decomposition, the sex and identity are unknown.

An autopsy has been performed and there were no signs of trauma, officials. The cause of death is unknown.

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