Body of missing man located close to Rock Creek Lodge

The body of a missing Missoula man was discovered near Rock Creek Lodge over the weekend. 

A decomposed body was found by someone in the area about a mile east of the lodge on Saturday around 7 p.m., according to a news release from the Missoula Police Department. 

The body was brought to the state crime lab for examination. According to Missoula County Sheriff and Coroner Jeremiah Petersen, the deceased is Terry L. Stahl Sr., 67.

Stahl was reported missing by family in March and was last seen in the Rock Creek area in February.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Stahl,” the release stated.

Detectives determined Stahl was last seen near the lodge, but he was seen beforehand near the Poverello Center on West Broadway, police spokesperson Whitney Bennett said. 

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