An autopsy conducted by Yellowstone County Medical Examiner indicates Cameron Collin's death was the result of drowning, but there were no obvious signs of foul play. The final cause of death will not be released until the toxicology report is released, which will likely take several weeks.


The search for 37-year-old Cameron Collin in Yellowstone County came to a sad end Saturday morning.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder says that Collin's body was spotted by a helicopter in Pryor Creek around 9:30 AM.

The location was within the area where he was last seen. Billings Flying Service assisted the Sheriff's office in recovering Collin's body from the water.

Sheriff Linder says the investigation has not revealed any evidence of foul play but that an autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death. 


The search continues for 37-year-old Cameron Collin of Canada. Tuesday, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office returned to Pryor Creek with a team of search and rescue dogs.

A desperate search for Canadian Cameron Collins leads Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office to bring in a team of divers and two search dogs Tuesday in the area where he was last seen in the 5100 block of Pryor Road.

Cameron Collin, also known as Cam Collin, has been missing since October 4th. Deputies and volunteers searched the Pryor Creek area on foot and by helicopter. Over the weekend, Collin's sister, Julia, and a group of volunteers searched near Huntington Hills Road off Old Highway 87 to find anything- a passport, wallet, or phone- that may lead them to Collin. Tuesday, they also brought in professional man trackers to the Pryor Creek area to do a thorough search.

Julia said her brother came to Billings to see his friends get married and was planning to head straight to work right after.

"For him to miss work is extremely out of character.," Julia said. "For him not to call home is also very weird. He knows how much my mom worries and his family is very important to him. He always talks about how much he loves us and how important we are. So this is just a big mystery as to what has happened to him."

Collin was last seen wearing a long sleeve, dark T-shirt with the word "affliction" on it. He was also last seen wearing jeans and cowboy boots. There is a ten thousand dollar reward for anyone that can lead law enforcement to Collin.

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