- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County authorities are still trying to identify a man whose body was found in an irrigation ditch three weeks ago.

Coroner Lt. Bill Jones tells The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1isq9zW ) that workers at the state crime lab in Missoula were unable get any fingerprints from the remains. The next step is DNA testing, which could take up to three months.

Jones says the man is believed to have drowned in mid-October. His remains were found on Jan. 14.

Sheriff Mike Linder says the victim is a white or Native American man in his mid-20s to late 40s who was about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed about 165 pounds. Officials have said he was missing all of the toes on his right foot while the big toe on his left foot had been surgically removed.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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