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Churchill County Sheriff Identifies Body Found in Shallow Grave

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Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter says the body found April 12th in a shallow grave along I-80 near Fernley is that of an Idaho man.

Sheriff Trotter says 42-year-old Michael Wayne Bowers was identified by his fingerprints and a rod in his leg.

Authorities say erosion and animal activity exposed the remains near exit 65. Investigators believe Bowers died of a gunshot wound.

Michael had an active warrant for absconding from his Idaho parole requirements. 

If you have any information that can help investigators with this case call the Churchill County Sheriff's Office at 775-423-3116.
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