Lori Bray

Update: Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder says the medical examiner has confirmed the body found off Yard Office Road Wednesday as that of 57-year-old Lori Bray.

Sheriff Linder says Bray's death is being investigated as a homicide and no arrests have been made. Linder says no further details of the investigation will be released at this time.

Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact that Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office at 406-256-2929.

Previous: Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder says the body found near Laurel Wednesday night is being investigated as a homicide.

Sheriff Linder says the body was found by a man riding his ATV in the wooded area near the intersection of Yard Office Road and Ridge Drive. 

Sheriff Linder says he cannot confirm the body is that of Lori Bray until confirmation from the medical examiner. Linder says in the meantime, the department's search for Bray has been put on hold. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Original story: According to the Yellowstone County Sheriff's office, the body of a deceased female was found in a rural area, just outside of Laurel.

According to Sheriff Mike Linder, the body was not found in the area where searchers were looking earlier today, along Buffalo Trail and Laurel Airport Road, for 55-year-old Lori Bray, who was last seen leaving work at the Cedar Ridge Casino in Laurel shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Sheriff Linder says investigators are on scene but at this time, there has not been a positive identification made of the body. 

The Sheriff says he hopes to have an ID confirmed sometime Thursday.


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