Feb 22, 2013 4:43 PM by MTN News - Kalispell
WHITEFISH - Authorities say they have found the body of a local man who was reported missing earlier this week.
Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial says that they found they body of John Marshall Denny, 25, in the Whitefish River on Friday near the Columbia Avenue Bridge.
Denny had been reported missing by family members, and had not been heard from since noon on Tuesday.
A Missing and Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) and a nationwide attempt to locate were broadcast on Thursday.
Dial says that officers searched areas frequented by Denny, contacted friends and co-workers, but were unable to find Denny.
A helicopter was called in to search along the river, and Denny's body was later spotted in about three feet of water.
Dial adds in a news release that the Flathead County Corner is investigating the cause of death, but so fr nothing indicates that foul play was involved in the death.