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Authorities discover body east of Coeur d'Alene

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho. - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found near Wyatt Road, off of Nettleton Gulch Road just east of Coeur d'Alene. 

At approximately 12:50 p.m. today, emergency medical personnel and deputies responded to a call of a possible unconscious man lying in a dry creek bed on the north side of Best Mountain near the end of Wyatt Road.  When emergency personnel arrived, they determined that the man was deceased. 

Initial investigation indicates that the man may have died from exposure.   Authorities do NOT believe that criminal activity resulted in the man's death.  The man has been identified as Phillip R. Cavinder, 57 of Coeur d'Alene.  The investigation is ongoing.

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