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Bozeman woman identified as Madison Range avalanche victim; boyfriend takes own life after escape

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BOZEMAN - An avalanche on Saturday killed a back country skier in the Madison Range.

The skier has been identified by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office as 23-year-old Inge Perkins. 

She was skiing with 27-year-old Hayden Kennedy, her boyfriend, who did survive the avalanche, but then took his own life after Perkins' body was recovered. 

Kennedy's family released a statement on his death Tuesday. 

The skiers were approaching the north couloir when the avalanche occurred. 

Perkins' body was recovered from the scene by Gallatin County Search and Rescue Monday.

The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center said it will release more details later in the week.

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