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UPDATE: Missing veteran found in Ravalli County

Justin Henderson, 31, is a disabled military veteran with a history of mental health issues, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
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Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 16, 2023

UPDATE: 12:05 p.m. - April 17, 2023

HAMILTON - Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says Justin Henderson was found in the Sula area on Monday morning. Henderson was taken to the hospital suffering from dehydration and exposure. (full update here)

(first report: 5:44 p.m. - April 16, 2023)

HAMILTON - The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding Justin Henderson who has been reported missing.

Henderson, 31, is a disabled military veteran with a history of mental health issues, according to the sheriff’s office. He's also a local Western Montana musician.

Henderson was last seen in the Florence area on Thursday, April 13, 2923. He was expected to meet up with his family at a baby shower in Wise River on Saturday, April 15, but he didn’t show up.

The veteran was also planning to meet with a friend in the Butte area and attend to a studio session this weekend, but his family and friends said he never arrived.

Henderson's mother told MTN her son frequently goes outdoors alone, but he communicates with someone before and after his nature trips. Henderson told his mother on Thursday that he was planning to take a trip into nature on Friday, she said. The family grew concerned and filed a missing persons report when Henderson didn't show up to any of his scheduled events on Saturday.

Deputies said Henderson drives a white 2020 Kia Optima sedan. A mushroom, mint guitar, and an orange were hanging from his car’s rearview mirror. The car also had temporary paper Texas license plates.

Henderson is described as a 5' 11" tall Black man who weighs 180 pounds. He has brown eyes, a recently shaved face with a goatee, and a bald head with a mandala tattoo on top.

Anyone with any information about Henderson is encouraged to call the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office at 406-363-3033.

The public can also submit tips on the Ravalli County Sheriff’s app.