Kootenai Co. detectives seek help identifying man found dead in April

RATHDRUM, Idaho – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a man found dead in April, though he is believed to have been dead since last fall. 

The man was found in a wooded area of Highway 53 and Greensferry Road near the paintball field. He did not have any identification, jewelry or other items with him. 

Detectives believe he was in his 20s or 30s, approximately 6’02” tall and had brown hair. 

The man had fairly notable arthritis in his back and a full-length rod placed in his left tibia. 

At the time of his death, he was dressed in a grey, long sleeve, three-button thermal Henley shirt, a white t-shirt, blue jeans with a camo belt and dark blue Sketcher tennis shoes. He was also wearing white AND 1 brand socks. His belt was a Mossy Oak brand and his jeans were Wranglers size 34×32. 

He was also found with a blue plaid button-up shirt and a green (possibly camo) denim shirt/coat made by Canyon Guide Outfitters. 

Detectives estimate he died around late summer to fall or early winter of 2021, but it could have been earlier. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Northrup at 208-446-1351 or jnorthrup@kcgov.gov and reference case number 22-17577.