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Investigation into Elmo resident’s death continues

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HOT SPRINGS — Elmo resident Laurence B. Kenmille’s death at the Wild Horse Hot Spring on May 25 is still under investigation and is being investigated as a suspicious death.

A suspicious death, according to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, is one where factors aren’t consistent, or where the incident scene does not jive with what law enforcement officers have been told. 

“We have concluded it’s not a natural or an accidental death,” Yonkin said,  

According to Lake County dispatch, a 9-1-1 call came shortly after 9 p.m. on May 25 requesting an ambulance for a man who allegedly fell and hit his head. 

Kenmille, 28, was transported by Hot Springs ambulance to the Clark Fork Valley Hospital, Plains, where he was pronounced dead. His body was autopsied at the Montana State Crime Lab before burial May 30 in Dayton Cemetery.  

Kenmille’s death is an open, 

ongoing investigation, Yonkin said.

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