COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—A missing Coeur d’Alene man was found dead Thursday in Kootenai County. Searchers found the body of Michael D. Morehead, 49, near his truck.
Authorities said they are investigating his death as a suicide.
Morehead was last seen on November 22. On December 2, detectives were able to trace Morehead’s cell phone and determine a coordinate he was near Fernan Saddle in a heavily wooded area of Kootenai County. However, authorities said on Tuesday that they were not able to determine any coordinates due to him being too far away from a cell tower.
Morehead’s family has reported that he has been suicidal in the past. Morehead’s wife said he has firearms in his possession.
His wife reported him missing on November 22. Authorities determined that Morehead had stayed at a local motel from November 20 to November 22. Deputies said Morehead indicated he was traveling to Meridian, Idaho.