The body was found initially by a hunter last Sunday.

Now, according to breaking information from our news partner KNDU-TV, the man has been identified today as 52-year-old Edwin Dufault of Selah.

He was reported missing by his family last November.

Yakima county officials don't yet know how he died, but estimate his body had been in the water for at least a month.  It was badly decomposed and partially buried in mud.

The investigation continues.   Photo shows location where body was discovered. (Picture courtesy of KNDU-TV).