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A man whose body was found in a creek north of Lincoln Wednesday remains listed as a John Doe. 

Authorities are still trying to identify the man. Autopsy results are still being compiled.

A cause of death has yet to be determined. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg said he is awaiting results from the State Crime Lab. 

The man's body did not show an obvious cause of death, officials said. The body was found in Landers Fork Creek about a mile north of Copper Creek Road. A search-and-rescue crew extracted the body from the scene, which was in a remote area. It appears the body had not been there very long.

The man is believed to be about 30 or 40 years old. He was wearing only shorts when he was found. Backeberg said although the man was located in the water, it is not known if he was swimming at the time of his death. 

Authorities said one of the only clues near the scene was a stolen car found about eight miles from the body. Investigators believe the car is linked to the man. 


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