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Police have released the name of a Bismarck man found dead in the snow Saturday morning near the Lewis and Clark Riverboat.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the man is 52-year-old Clinton Kaseman. He was not homeless, according to Buschena.

A current address for Kaseman listed in the phone book is at a property owned by Enable Inc., an agency that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Jon Larson, executive director of Enable Inc., confirmed Kaseman was receiving services at an Enable property.

Kaseman previously lived at the Patterson Place apartment building located in downtown Bismarck. Heather Salhus, property manager of the Patterson Place, said Tuesday she did not personally know Kaseman, but that he seemed like a "sweet guy," who kept to himself. Salhus said Kaseman lived at the Patterson Place for about two years, but moved out about a year ago.

Kaseman’s mother declined to be interviewed.

An autopsy is planned with preliminary results due back this week.

The North Dakota State Forensic Examiner's Office confirmed it is handling the autopsy. No results were yet available as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Buschena said there are no signs of foul play in Kaseman’s death.

Police do not yet know the exact circumstances of his death, according to Buschena. Kaseman's body was found around 8:30 a.m. Saturday by someone taking pictures along the Missouri River.

Police previously reported that cold weather may have been a factor in his death. Temperatures overnight Friday into Saturday plunged to 21 degrees below zero.

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