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Body pulled from Yellowstone River identified

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WORDEN, Mont. -

UPDATED: The body pulled from the Yellowstone River near Worden is identified as 40-year-old Garrell White of Wyola. That's according to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder.

Sheriff Linder says in a press release, "The investigation is continuing and while there is no indication of foul play, investigators would ask that anyone who has had contact with Mr. White in the past week to please contact the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office at (406) 256-2929. You can leave your contact information with the clerk and a detective will contact you."

UPDATED: Added autopsy information from Yellowstone County Sheriff's office Press Release.

Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies recovered a badly decomposed body from the Yellowstone River near Worden Monday afternoon. 

According to Sheriff Mike Linder, a landowner reported finding a body caught on a tree in the river. 

Deputies and a medical examiner responded to the scene and recovered the body from the river.

Due to the condition of the body, investigators are not able to get a visual ID.

Samples have been taken and will be sent to the state crime lab in Missoula for DNA testing.

It was determined that the body is male but Detectives are continuing with the investigation.

No Further information at this time.

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