Sheriff’s office identifies man found dead near Hayden Walmart

December 19, 2018

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who was found dead Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.

The man is Michael R. Anderson, 29, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Tuesday. His hometown was Rathdrum, but detectives believe had recently become transient, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies and medical personnel responded to the wooded area shortly after 8 a.m. Monday after a person was reported to be “unresponsive,” the sheriff’s office said. Detectives were called in after the man was confirmed dead.

There were no obvious signs of trauma, and the cause of death was unknown, the sheriff’s office said. An autopsy was performed Tuesday morning, but the sheriff’s office said the results would not be available fo several weeks.

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