KALISPELL - Flathead County authorities say a man whose body was found in a snowbank on the southern edge of Glacier National Park was an 18-year-old from Lake Forest, Ill., who had been reported missing in September.
Detectives say it appears Alexander Charles Rettinger committed suicide by huffing helium gas. A helium tank was found near his body, along with a train ticket from Chicago to Seattle. Detectives say it looks like he got off the train in Essex sometime in late September.
Officials say a man who was out for a walk spotted Rettinger's body near the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex last week.