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Yellowstone County sheriff seeks public’s help in homicide investigation

Posted at 8:04 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 10:04:13-04

BILLINGS – The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in its investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found in the Yellowstone River.

Sheriff Mike Linder said in a press release issued Thursday morning that the body of 42-year-old Harriet Patricia Wilson showed signs that she suffered injuries prior to her death.

Wilson’s body was found Sunday in the river near Two Moon Park. On Tuesday, Linder announced the death was being investigated as a homicide.

Here’s the full press release Linder issued Thursday:

On April 22, 2018 at approx.  2:45 pm, the body of a female subject, Identified as Harriet Patricia Wilson, was found in the Yellowstone River at Two Moon Park.  Wilson had been deceased for a short period of time and appeared to have suffered injuries prior to her death.

The investigation has determined that Wilson appeared to be in the Downtown Section of Billings in the days before her death. At the time of her body’s discovery she was wearing a white t-shirt with red and black lettering, dark jeans and one dark colored Sketcher brand boot.

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in the investigation into Wilson’s Death. Any information about Wilson’s whereabouts, activities or companions in the days and hours before she was discovered would be greatly appreciated.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact YCSO at 256-2929 or simply come to the Sheriff’s Office at 2323 Second Ave North in Billings, Montana.

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