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Friends gather to mourn Tyler Hardy

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Posted at 2:36 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 16:36:37-04

On Monday night, friends and those close to Tyler Hardy gathered to remember the 22-year-old man who was found dead east of Monarch on Sunday.

Vehicles formed a procession in honor of Hardy along 10th Avenue South and the Northwest Bypass, with several of them flying an American flag.

Two Great Falls police officers also joined in the memorial.

Hardy was last seen early Sunday morning near Monarch. His motorcycle was recovered by searchers before his body was found.

An investigation into his death is ongoing; his body has been taken to the state lab in Missoula for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

We will update you when 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.