A man's body was found in a rural park outside the small north Idaho town of Mullan Sunday night and Idaho State Police are investigating the death as a homicide.
The man's name has not been publicly released but Shoshone County Prosecuting Attorney Keisha Oxendine said in a news release Tuesday more information would be released as next-of-kin notifications are made and the investigation moves forward.
No information has been released about where the man is from, his age, the condition of his body, or whether police are searching for a possible killer.
KHQ's Kelsey Watts spoke with Shoshone County Coroner Lonny Duce who confirmed he was called in to retrieve the body around 7 p.m. Sunday. An autopsy has been completed, but the official report may take weeks to come back. He could not comment as to a cause of death.
The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office was the first agency to respond to the report of a man found dead in the Shoshone Park about three miles east of Mullan, Idaho. Idaho State Police were also called and are the lead investigating agency, but detectives could not comment further as of Tuesday.
In the small town of about 800 people there are a lot of rumors about what may have happened, and people who live nearby are waiting for answers.
"Hopefully they'll let us know what's going on, everybody in town has heard about it, and everybody's a little worried," Eric Noordam of Mullan told KHQ's Kelsey Watts, adding that if there were a serious community threat people likely would have already been notified.
No police reports or records on the investigation had been made public at the Shoshone County Courthouse as of Tuesday afternoon. Information about possible missing persons was not immediately available.