Body Of Lori Bray Has Been Found

October 5, 2019





October 3, 2019 1:45 PM


The body mentioned in my last update was found by a man riding his ATV in the wooded area near the intersection of Yard Office Road and Ridge Drive.


This incident is being investigated as a homicide and Detectives finished processing the scene at about noon today.


 An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning. I cannot confirm the body is that of Lori Bray until I have confirmation from the medical examiner one way or the other.


In the meantime, our search has been put on hold, as we do not believe continuing the search will yield any new results. I will forward information about the identification as soon I receive the results. The investigation is continuing.


Thank You,

Sheriff Mike Linder




October 2, 2019 8:30 PM


The Body of a deceased female has been located in a rural are just outside of Laurel. The body was not in the same area where searchers were concentrating their efforts earlier today. Investigators are on scene but at this time, there has not been a positive identification. No further information is being released until identification can be certain and relatives notified.


We would like to thank all of those who helped with the search efforts around Buffalo trail today. Special thanks to Gary and Ashley Blain of Billings Flying Service, the employees and management at Woods Powr-Grip, Domino’s Pizza, Redneck Pizza, Reese and Rays IGA, Town and Country, Walmart, The Laurel Police and Fire Departments, Montana Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Office / Search and Rescue and all of the awesome volunteers from the Laurel and Billings area, who came out to help with our search efforts. 



Sheriff Mike Linder






**************************************Original  Press Release*************************************** 

October 2, 2019


The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a person who was reported missing from the Laurel Area.


Lori Bray (57), was last seen leaving the Copper Ridge Casino in Laurel at approximately 12:30 am, Tuesday morning. Her Car was located later that morning near the intersection of Buffalo Trail and Laurel Airport Rd. She has not been seen since. Anyone with information about Lori should call the Sheriff’s Office at 406-256-2929 as soon as possible.



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