Sheriff reports man's body found in Virginia City
During the Twin Bridges Council meeting on March 13, Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson reported a 30-year-old male was found dead outdoors in Virginia City, apparently killed by cold weather.
“We're also looking into the gentleman who froze to death in Virginia City a couple weeks back, when we had the real bitter cold nights,” the sheriff told council. “In fact, it was the same weekend actually that the shooting happened, so it goes back farther than a couple weeks.”
A shooting occurred in Ennis on Feb. 19.
The sheriff told council the deceased man was 30 years old, and his office is awaiting results from the state crime lab to confirm the cause of death.
The Madisonian contacted Thompson and requested a press release on the incident. The sheriff said a press release would be issued after the crime lab results are received.