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Posted on: December 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] KCSO Detectives Identify Body Found Near Hayden Walmart

Hayden, ID - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have identified the man found Monday near the Hayden Walmart as Michael R. Anderson -29 of Rathdrum, ID.

Yesterday, shortly after 8:00 a.m., deputies and medical personnel responded to a small wooded area near the Hayden Walmart for an unresponsive person. Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene to find Anderson deceased. Anderson’s hometown is Rathdrum, ID., however, detectives believe he has recently been a transient.  There were no obvious signs of trauma to Anderson’s body and his cause of death is unknown. The final results of Anderson’s autopsy, performed earlier today, will not be available for several weeks.

This is an active investigation and no further information can be released at this time.

Sheriff Ben Wolfinger

By: Det. D. Stinebaugh

Case # 18-53076

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