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Melba man arrested after body found in Owyhee County

The Bruneau Desert. Courtesy Google Earth.

Idaho State Police say they have arrested a Melba man after investigating a body that was found in Owyhee County earlier this week.

Troopers say Nicholas Vandenberg, 27, is being held in the Elmore County Jail charged with first degree murder.

Hunters found the body on October 21.

ISP detectives say they are still working to identify the victim, but numerous interviews conducted after the body was found led to the arrest Thursday. ISP says the victim appears to have died from a gunshot wound.

More information will be reported as it becomes available.

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