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Body found at Ryan Dam identified as Brittney Roberts

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UPDATE: 6/11/18 10:00 am: A Celebration of life service will be held for Brittney Roberts on June 23rd at 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the Evangelical Church in Absarokee. 


UPDATE: 6/7/18 9:25pm: Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said in a press release that the body found in the Ryan Dam earlier in the week has been positively identified as that of Brittney Roberts. The Montana State Crime Lab used dental records to confirm a 100 percent identification.


UPDATE: 6/5/18 5:30 pm: Loved ones of 21-year-old Brittney Roberts are keeping hope alive that the woman found in the Ryan Dam turns out to be Brittney.

Roberts went missing in the Missouri River on April 23rd. Search and rescue crews have been looking for her, but river conditions this time of year have made it difficult.

With six weeks of no answers, Brittney's loved ones never stopped thinking she would be found.

"I'm sitting here on pins and needles," Brittney's father, Tommy Roberts, said. "There's part of me that is happy that it could be her, and then there's a part of me that is sad, because I know that if it is Brittney, I know there is no hope."

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said that autopsies take time, and we could find out the results tomorrow.


GREAT FALLS  - At 4pm Monday a female body was recovered at Ryan Dam.  The body was found by Dam employees and recovered by Cascade County Sheriff's Office.  An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the cause of death along with positive identification.

Sheriff Bob Edwards says it is unclear at this time if this is the same woman who they've been looking for near the Black Eagle Dam.

Click here for our previous coverage in the search efforts for Brittney Roberts.

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