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Police identify remains found at N. Idaho campsite

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho. - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department has identified the remains of a man found at a northern Idaho campsite in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest.
     
The sheriff's office says 51-year-old Melvin K. Skaggs died from complications with diabetes, according to a coroner's report.
     
The badly decomposed body was found on Feb. 7 in a collapsed tent about four miles east of the Fernan Rod and Gun Club in Post Falls.
     
Police say Skaggs told people in the area he was sick and wanted to die in the woods. The sheriff's office says relatives in Illinois have been contacted.

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