Missing Flathead woman found dead

Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 16:00:38-04

KALISPELL – A Flathead Valley woman who’s been missing for over two weeks has been found dead.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said the body of Alex Beltran, 23, of Whitefish was recovered from a pond at around 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Beltran has been missing since July 16 after leaving a friend’s home on the west side of Kalispell.

Curry said a resident on the west side of Kalispell reported finding what he believed was a vehicle in a pond on his property. 

Divers from the sheriff’s office confirmed that a vehicle was submerged in the pond, which was murky and had zero visibility. 

Once the vehicle was removed from the water Beltran’s body was found inside. 

Curry said it appears that the vehicle went down the driveway, across a lawn, and into the water.

Beltran’s body will be transported to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula so that an autopsy can be performed.

The death remains under investigation.