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Cheyenne leader confirms body found near Lame Deer is missing girl

Posted at 6:30 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 20:33:47-05


The acting president for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Conrad Fisher, confirms to MTN news that the body discovered early Friday evening outside of Lame Deer is that of missing 14-year-old girl Henny Scott.

A volunteer search party was looking for her in the Muddy Creek area. Her body was found covered in snow.

An FBI spokeswoman said investigators were expected Saturday and there will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Scott was a freshman at Lame Deer High School and would have turned 15 in January.

(first report)

LAME DEER- A body was found Friday on the Northern Cheyenne reservation near Lame Deer.

Sandra Barker, an FBI spokeswoman, said Saturday that the body has not been identified and an autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.

On Thursday, authorities released a missing person advisory for Henny Scott, a 14-year-old Busby girl believed to be headed toward Hardin and injured. The advisory was later canceled without finding Scott.

A search party organized by the tribe went looking for Scott Friday.

Neither the FBI, the Bureau of Indian Affairs nor the Montana Highway Patrol, which are investigating, have confirmed whether the discovery of the body is related to Scott’s disappearance.