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Body found along Highway 191 in Yellowstone National Park

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Date: October 11, 2018

Update on October 12, 2018

  • The individual has been identified as Dane M. Offutt, a 29 year old male, most recently of Big Sky, MT.
  • The cause of death is still under investigation.

Body found along Highway 191 in Yellowstone National Park

  • On Saturday morning, October 6, 2018, an abandoned vehicle was reported on U.S. Highway 191 near mile marker 29 in Yellowstone National Park.
  • On Sunday evening, October 7, 2018, a missing person was reported to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.
  • The missing person matched the description of the possible driver of the abandoned vehicle and a search was initiated.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, October 10, 2018, a body was recovered from the Gallatin River near where the vehicle was found.
  • The park will release the name of the individual once next of kin has been notified.
  • Gallatin County Search and Rescue provided resources to assist in locating the body.
  • Yellowstone National Park is leading the investigation.

Last updated: October 12, 2018

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