Frozen Body Found in Wyo Believed to be Dallas Man

Officials suspect the man died of either natural causes or an accident

Monday, Nov 21, 2011  |  Updated 1:31 PM CDT
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Frozen Body Identified as Dallas Man

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The man's identity hasn't been released.

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A frozen body found near Jackson, Wyo. is believed to be that of a 59-year-old man from Dallas.

Hunters found the body partially buried in snow on Saturday morning above Cache Creek.

Teton County sheriff's deputies verified his identity as David Wayne Percival Monday morning.

Sgt. Todd Stanyon told the Jackson Hole Daily that he suspected the man died of either natural causes or an accident.  An autopsy is being performed to determine Percival's cause of death.

Percival looked to be prepared for a day-hike, and a backpack was found nearby, but it's not known what he was doing in the area.

The spot where he was found is about 1,300 feet above the Cache Creek parking area but it's not near any established trail.

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