An Idaho hunter has been found dead after going missing on Thursday. 

79-year-old Paul Schiffman last contacted his family about 7:30 Thursday morning. He was supposed to return home later that day after elk hunting, but tragedy struck and he never made it back.

When Paul didn't return, his family contact the authorities whose search efforts included an aerial search.

Schiffman's body was found Friday morning about 4 miles north of Soda Springs.

Paul's vehicle was spotted first and his body was located a short time later.

According to, it appears Schiffman had harvested an elk and was beginning to process the animal when it appears he suffered a medical condition and passed away.

We're glad that Paul's family has some closure, but please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and they will certainly be grieving this holiday season.

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