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Body Found In Beehive Basin – Authorities Release Name

According to Madison County Sheriff David Schenk, the body found at Beehive Basin on Sunday, January 20 by snowshoers has been identified as 47 year old Chris Andrew Karantinos from  Jefferson, South Dakota.

 Snowshoers found Karantinos’ body at approximately 9:00 am and reported the incident to law enforcement.  Karantinos was found near a trail frequently used by backcountry skiers and snowshoers.   Big Sky  SAR personnel and a helicopter assisted in removing Karantionos’ body.
 Sheriff Schenk stated that an autopsy was performed on Karantino and it was determined that Karantinos’ death was self inflicted.
 “We have a lot of unanswered questions,” says Sheriff Schenk. “While this incident does not appear to be suspicious, Gallatin County Big Sky Deputy Ted Quillen is investigating further into the details of the incident.”
 According to Gallatin County Deputy Coroner Ian Parker, Karantinos’ body was turned over to  Dokken Nelson Funeral Home in Bozeman and arrangements are being made to return him to South Dakota.
 This has been a joint investigation between Gallatin and Madison Counties.


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