Body recovered north of Great Falls identified as young Absarokee woman

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 01:38:11-04

The body of the young woman recovered from the Missouri River in Great Falls on Monday has been identified as Brittney Roberts, 21, of Absarokee.

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said the State Crime Lab in Missoula used dental records and obtained a 100% identification. 

Roberts, was found in the river at Ryan Dam by dam employees on Monday afternoon.

The official cause and manner of death is still being investigated. 

Roberts left behind a one and a half year old son, and a fiancee.

Roberts was last seen on April 23rd  when witnesses reported seeing her in the water.

They said they tried to help her, but the current was too strong.

The Roberts family moved to Montana from North Carolina when Brittney was just 11 years old.

She moved to Great Falls late last year to join her fiancee.