Missing Sandpoint man's body found in Cabinet Mountains

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 8:17 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho--Authorities found the body of a Bonner County man who had been missing since April on Tuesday.

Searchers found the body of 56-year-old Phillip Patterson in a heavily wooded area in the Cabinet Mountains.

Authorities said a tip led them to a fire damaged Nissan Altima that Patterson may have been driving when he disappeared on April 6, 2014. His body was found not too far from the car according to law enforcement.

An autopsy was planned to determine Patterson’s cause of death. Authorities were looking into what may have caused the car fire.

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