A body was discovered early Friday evening outside of Lame Deer in the Muddy Creek area by a volunteer search party looking for missing 14-year-old girl Henny Scott, according to Conrad Fisher, acting president for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
The body was found covered in snow and the identity of the individual is unknown pending further investigation, Fisher said Friday night. Fisher said the area was secured and left undisturbed for investigators expected to arrive Saturday.
About 20 people gathered at Muddy Hall west of Lame Deer Friday as part of a search effort for Scott organized by Theresa Small of Northern Cheyenne Disaster and Emergency Services. Scott was last seen Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. near Busby and a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory issued earlier this week by the Montana Department of Justice stated that she might have been injured and headed toward Hardin. The MEPA alert, which has since expired, directed people with information to call 911 or Crow Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement at 406-638-2631.
Scott was described as Native American, standing 5’1” tall and weighing about 115 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and a mole on the bridge of her nose. At the time she was last seen, Scott was wearing a black Columbia jacket, a gray Nike hoodie and blue jeans.