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Missing Butte woman died of exposure

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BUTTE - Butte police say a 34-year-old woman who went missing Tuesday evening was found dead from exposure Wednesday morning in a rural area southwest of town.

Search and rescue found the body, east of Little Basin Creek Road, about 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. Investigators suspect that she died from hypothermia. Police are withholding her identity until family members are notified. The incident remains under investigation.

The woman was reported missing in the area of Little Basin Creek just southwest of Butte about 1:30 Wednesday morning. Police and about 25 members of the I-15/90 Search and Rescue team spent the morning searching for the missing woman in that area.

Butte Undersheriff George Skuletich confirmed search and rescue found the missing woman about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday and an ambulance crew have been sent to the Little Basin Creek area. 

Police said the woman left the family home on Elkhorn Lane about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Relatives looked for the woman without luck and contacted police early Wednesday morning.


A 34-year-old Butte woman was reported missing by relatives in the area of Little Basin Creek just southwest of Butte at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police and about 25 members of the I-15/90 Search and Rescue team spent the morning searching for the missing woman in that area.

Butte Undersheriff George Skuletich confirmed search and rescue found the missing woman about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday and an ambulance crew have been sent to the Little Basin Creek area.

The condition of the woman is unknown, Skuletich said.

Police said the woman left the family home on Elkhorn Lane about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Relatives looked for the woman without luck and contacted police early Wednesday morning.

We'll have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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