Person found dead in Clearwater River

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NEZ PERCE CO., Idaho – A person was found dead in the Clearwater River early Monday morning. 

Nez Perce County deputies, Idaho State troopers and Nez Perce Tribal Police responded to reports of an abandoned vehicle on Highway 12 near milepost 22.

They found an animal inside, along with fishing gear. They said it appeared the vehicle had been parked there for some time. 

Authorities started to search for the owner and found a person dead in the river. 

Police do not believe there was any foul play in their death and are now attempting to locate the person’s family.