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An Anaconda man reported missing Wednesday afternoon was found dead later the same day on the trail to Heart Lake.

No foul play is suspected in the death of Steve Bustinger, 54, according to Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell, but his body has been sent to the Montana State Crime Laboratory to determine his cause of death.

Barkell said Bustinger's daughter reported him missing Wednesday around 2:45 p.m. She told police she hadn't seen her father since Saturday.

Police went to Bustinger's house, knocked on the door, didn't get an answer, and noticed his truck was missing.

His truck was found later that afternoon, parked at the locked gate that heads to Heart Lake.

Officers and search and rescue got a key, opened the gate, and drove as far up as they could. They then hiked in another couple of miles until they found Bustinger's body.

Barkell said the body was found about 6.5 miles from the gate.

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