The Lake County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a man found near Pablo as that of Bernard Carlson, 69, of Whitefish.

Public Information Officer Karen Sargeant said the body was found on Thursday.

"At about 3:50 p.m. a body was discovered in a field north of the intersection of Highway 93 and Light Road in Pablo," Sargeant said. "The body was found next to a vehicle, was recovered and sent to the State Crime Lab in Missoula to determine the cause of death."

Sargeant was able to reveal the man's identity.

"It has been confirmed that the man was from Whitefish, and we can release the name now as that of 69 year-old Bernard F. Carlson that had been reported missing," she said. "Foul play was not suspected, and the cause of death has not yet been determined until the crime lab completes its investigation."

Lake County Sheriff Public Information Officer Karen Sargeant