GREAT FALLS – MTN News has learned about a death in Browning that has left a family searching for answers.
The family of 18-year-old Brittany Sue MadPlume confirmed with MTN that she was found dead in a vehicle on the morning of January 12.
Brittany’s family said she left her home the night before and never returned and that her body was found the next morning beaten with bruises all over her face, arms, and hands.
They added that law enforcement and the FBI roped off the scene and sent her body to the State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy, but they are still waiting for answers.
Dianne Bird, Brittany’s grandmother, said she was an outgoing person and a mother of two.
Family member Laurna Chief Goes Out said the family wants people to know Brittany had her entire life ahead of her.
“We want answers. We want to know what the cause of death was. What happened to her? For people to not sweep it under the rug and act like it’s ok to go along with our lives when we’re still living in it. We’re still grieving in it. Her parents are in and out every day. They have to deal with this every day,” she said.
MTN News reached out to the FBI and we are awaiting details. We will update the story when we get more information.