Body found in the Spokane River identified - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Body found in the Spokane River identified

POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department has identified the remains of the person found in the Spokane River on Saturday.

Authorities say the deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Michael Schelling.  Schelling was positively identified through the unique tattoos on his person.  Schelling had been reported as a missing person in Spokane County.  He was reportedly last seen on December 3, 2009.

Initial autopsy results do not indicate a cause of death, however results do show that there is no obvious trauma to Schelling's body.

Schelling's body was pulled out of the Spokane River near Post Falls. At about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department were called to the shoreline area of the Spokane River, just off of Richards' Road for a report of a body in the water.

Once on scene, deputies located the body in a very shallow area of the river.  Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department's Recreation Safety Section and Dive Rescue Team facilitated the recovery of Schelling's body.

The investigation is continuing to try to determine how Schelling ended up in the Spokane River.  Anyone with information regarding Schelling is asked to contact Detective Jerry Northrup at the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department at (208) 446-1300.

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