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75-Year-Old Grangeville Man Found Dead After Idaho County Welfare Check

GRANGEVILLE – On Thursday, July 14, the Idaho County Dispatch received a call requesting a welfare check on a Grangeville resident.


The caller had been attempting to contacting the man, as his dog had been found along the South Fork of the Clearwater River two days prior. The dog’s tags were from Grangeville City and attempts had been made to contact the owner off the tags with no results the person caring for the dog was becoming concerned.


The Grangeville Police Department checked the residence in Grangeville belonging to the owner and noticed the gate was open and one vehicle was missing.


As an exact location was not known, Idaho County Posse members responded to the area of the South Fork to begin looking for the vehicle. About one-mile up Silver Leggett Road off Highway 14, Posse members located a red Jeep Wrangler about 20-30 off the road down an embankment. The vehicle’s driver was located below the vehicle and had passed away.


The person was identified as Albert Nork, age 75, of Grangeville, Idaho. Notification to his family has been made. At the request of his sister, if you were a close friend of Albert’s, please call the Sheriff’s Office and leave your contact information.


We wish to thank the Idaho County Posse and the Grangeville City Police for their assistance and send our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Nork’s family.