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Man found dead in Bismarck motel identified

BISMARCK -- Police have identified the man found dead in a room Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, at the Bismarck Motor Motel.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass said the man is Stephen Claymore, 29, of Bismarck. Police responded about 2:47 p.m. Sunday to the motel at 2301 East Main Ave. for a welfare check after the manager was unable to rouse him after knocking at the door to his room.

Sass said detectives told him there was "nothing suspicious" concerning his cause of death, which is not yet clear.

The body was taken to the North Dakota State Forensic Examiner's Office in Bismarck after Metro Area Ambulance personnel pronounced Claymore dead Sunday.