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Body of Great Falls man reported missing has been recovered

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Posted at 2:07 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 09:32:36-04

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office says that the body of Tyler Jordan Blodgett (Tyler Hardy), who was reported missing on Sunday, has been found.

Tyler was 22 years old. There is no word yet on the cause or manner of his death.

Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said on Monday afternoon that Tyler's body has been taken to the State Crime Lab in Missoula for autopsy, and that family members have been notified.

Sheriff Slaughter says that they are continuing to investigate, and will release more details at a later date.

We will update you as we get more information.



(1st Report, 4:15 pm, May 10) The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Tyler Jordan Blodgett (Tyler Hardy) of Great Falls.

Tyler, 22 years old, was last seen east of Monarch on Hughesville Road at mile marker 4.5 on a KTM motorcycle at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Tyler’s motorcycle was recovered and he is believed to be on foot. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, black baseball hat, black and red shirt blue and orange Alpine Racing pants, and cowboy boots.

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s K-9’s, Cascade County Search and Rescue, Montana Highway Patrol, Belt Ambulance, and Belt Fire are on scene conducting a search; they are being assisted by a helicopter from Malmstrom Air Force Base.