- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County authorities say the person whose body was found in an irrigation ditch near Shepherd may have been dead for as long as a year.

Sheriff Mike Linder says an autopsy determined the subject is a man, probably in his 20s, white or possibly Hispanic. He was described as being around 6 feet tall and weighing about 300 pounds. He was wearing Wrangler blue jeans.

The autopsy did not find any obvious signs of foul play.

Linder says investigators have not identified the man, but deputies are following up on a possible lead. That person is not from Montana and detectives have not contacted any relatives to determine if it’s a credible lead.

A DNA sample will be sent to the state crime lab in Missoula.

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