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GREAT FALLS (AP) – The Cascade County sheriff's department is investigating the death of a man whose body was recovered from the Missouri River near Great Falls.

Employees with NorthWestern Energy working at Black Eagle Dam spotted the body Tuesday afternoon.

Coroner Raymond Hitchcock identified the man as 40-year-old Cory James Rosales, most recently of Great Falls. Rosales was listed as a walk away from the Great Falls Pre-release center on Monday. State records indicate Rosales' criminal record dates back to 1992 and includes convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon, escape, failure to register as a violent offender and felony DUI.

Sheriff Bob Edwards says the man's body had likely been in the river for two or three days.

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An autopsy is planned.

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