Reports of Body Found at Pactola Lake
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities in the Rapid City area are investigating a report of a body in rugged country west of Pactola Reservoir in the Black Hills.
Riders of all-terrain vehicles in the area reported finding a decomposed body Tuesday night. Authorities say they considered the report credible and tried to reach the area but called off the effort due to darkness and dangerous terrain.
Officials planned to resume the search Wednesday.
The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating the discovery of badly decomposed human remains northwest of Pactola Reservoir near Kelly Gulch.
The remains had been spotted by an ATV driver on Tuesday, but searchers could not find the exact location that night. Crews returned on Wednesday morning and found the remains.
An autopsy is being scheduled to determine a cause of death and possible identity.
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