Posted: May 20, 2013 3:55 PM by Katy Harris
BUTTE - A man whose body was found on the East Ridge last week has been identified.
The body of Robert E. Lee, 55, was found by hikers about 200 yards below Our Lady of the Rockies last Thursday evening. Search and rescue recovered the body Friday, according to Coroner Lee LaBreche.
LaBreche says it appears Lee suffered either a broken hip or leg and succumbed to his injures. The body was believed to be there for about 7-10 days, LaBreche said.
Lee's last known address was Butte.
Authorities are having a hard time reaching Lee's next of kin. Anyone with any information on Lee's background is asked to call the coroner's office at 497-6447.