Body found near Mount Helena

Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body near Mount Helena Park. Two hikers found the body behind apartment buildings east of the park on Friday.

Police couldn’t say exactly how long they had been there, but investigators believe it had been a while.

Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg says the circumstances of the death appeared to be suspicious.

The body has been taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy.