Shane White, 56, of Helena, has been identified as the homicide victim found in the Cave Gulch area near Canyon Ferry Lake Wednesday.
Lewis and Clark County Sheriff/Coroner Leo Dutton said the man died of blunt force trauma and sharp force injuries. The manner of death has been determined to be homicide.
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Dutton said detectives have identified "persons of interest" in the case.
"On the basis of the investigation, the Sheriff's Office does not feel there is a threat to the community," the sheriff's office said in a press release.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information that could help law enforcement is asked to contact Detective Pat McDuffie at 457-8836 or Detective James Ward at 457-8834.