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Death of woman found in the Yellowstone River investigated as homicide

Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 22:03:47-04

BILLINGS – Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Tuesday the death of a woman whose body was found in the Yellowstone River is being treated as a homicide.

Sheriff Linder identified the woman as Harriet P. Wilson, 42, of Billings. Her age was previously incorrectly reported as 43, he said in a news release.

"Although there were no obvious signs of foul play, we do consider this death suspicious," Linder said. "An autopsy has been performed and for the time being, YCSO Detectives will treat and investigate this incident as a homicide."

Sheriff Linder said no other details would be released at this time. Wilson’s body was found Sunday afternoon in the river near Two Moon Park.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 256-2929.