Posted: May 17, 2013 2:47 PM by KXLF News with Shannon Davis reporting
Updated: May 17, 2013 5:11 PM
BUTTE - Hikers discovered human remains along the East Ridge late Thursday night.
Butte-Silver Bow Search and Rescue went to the area today and found a male body, which they believe has been there a couple of days. This afternoon, they were waiting for more responders to arrive before going in to retrieve the body, which will then be taken to the state crime lab in Missoula.
The body was found in a remote location in very rugged and timbered terrain. It took search and rescue members about an hour and a half to walk into the area where the body was found.
Sheriff Ed Lester says that, right now, there are no reports of anyone missing in area.
We will bring you more information on this developing story as we receive it.