Update (10:48, 7/25)- The body found in the Yellowstone River Saturday has been identified as Curtis Paul Wallette, 42, of Billings. 

That information is according to Yellowstone County Assistant Coroner Richard Hoffman. He tells KULR-8 the cause of death is pending investigation. At this time, he said it does not appear to be suspicious, but they will make that determination once the toxicology report has been completed. 


Update (6:25PM, 7/23)- According to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder, an autopsy was conducted on the body of the adult male, which was recovered from the Yellowstone River Saturday afternoon.

There are no signs of foul play and the deceased has been identified.

The investigation is on-going, check back for details.


Update (9:00PM, 7/20)- According to Worden Fire Chief Lance Taylor, the body was located by a fisherman on the Yellowstone River and was called in at approximately 4:11 Saturday afternoon.

Rescue crews were on scene for at least 2 hours.

Fire Chief Taylor says the body was caught up in a log jam and appeared to have been there for "a while".

The ID of the body is still unknown at this time and it also unknown if this was a registered missing person.

KULR-8 has put in a call with The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and has yet to hear back.

The investigation is on-going, check back for details.


KULR (Worden)- A recovery is underway outside of Worden to retrieve a body.

According to Worden Assistant Fire Chief Doug O'Donnell, Yellowstone County Sheriffs Office is waiting to launch their boat into the Yellowstone River to investigate further.

The nearest intersection is on the outskirts of Worden at N. 22nd Rd and W M Rd.

It is not confirmed yet who found the body or when the call initially came through to law enforcement. 

This is a developing story, check back for details.

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