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Coroner: 14-year-old girl died of hypothermia near Lame Deer

Posted at 4:05 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 19:06:30-04

BILLINGS- The Big Horn County Coroner said a 14-year-old Busby girl whose body was found in December near Lame Deer died of hypothermia.

Coroner Terry Bullis said an autopsy confirmed Henny Scott died of hypothermia on the Northern Cheyenne reservation with a contributing factor of alcohol in her system. The manner was accidental.

In late December, Northern Cheyenne Tribe Vice President Conrad Fisher and FBI forensic investigators notified the family of Scott’s death.

At that time, authorities released a missing person advisory for Scott, as they believed her to be headed toward Hardin and injured.

The advisory was later canceled without finding Scott.

Just days later, a search party organized by the tribe went looking for Scott and found her body.

Reporting by Andrea Lutz for MTN News