Butte man missing, vehicle found near Three Forks

Posted at 3:07 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 18:12:56-04
Photo courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue said in a media release it is currently searching for Ronald Joseph Lowney, a 73-year-old Butte man.

According to the release, Lowney’s vehicle was located at the Drouillard Fishing Access site on the Jefferson River near Three Forks, where law enforcement believes it has been since April 10.

The Sheriff’s Office says Lowney was not reported as a missing person, as he has no current family in the area. Butte/Silverbow deputies located a friend of Lowney’s who said Lowney had made suicidal statements when they last spoke.

If you have any information on Lowney’s location after April 10, please call Butte/Silverbow Sheriff’s Office at 406-497-6200.

Photo courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.