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Update: Billings woman reported missing found safe

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Jan 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-05 16:21:40-05

Update 2:10 p.m. Thursday

The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office released this update:

Sheriff’s Office Detectives Located Rachelle in an apartment in the downtown Billings area, and have determined she is safe and does not appear to be in any danger at this time. Rachelle has been in touch with family members and we are removing her from our system as a missing person.

Thank you to everyone who provided assistance and / or shared information to help bring this case to a close.


Update 7:38 a.m. Thursday

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder provided this update Thursday morning:

Our Detective division is currently following up on information that Rachelle had met with an administrator at a downtown Billings Church Wednesday morning. Rachelle was reportedly provided with some resources by the Church Official and then she left. The information is reliable but we will confirm this in person. Based on this information, we have suspended the search in the parks

We would still like to talk to Rachelle so we can confirm she is safe and help her however we can. Any who may know where or how we can find her is asked to contact the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office at 406-256-2929.


Original Report

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Rachelle Burgess, a 27-year-old female, approximately 5’6”, medium build with brown hair.

Rachelle was last seen on Tuesday evening, at approximately 4:30 p.m., walking in the area of Two Moon and Earl Gus Park in the Heights, with her brother. They apparently became separated and the brother was not able to locate her, as she was reportedly jogging away from the area.

Rachelle was wearing a Grey beanie-style hat, pink jacket with a triangle pattern and black leggings, and black boots when she was last seen.

The parks and river in the area have been searched by air and by ground using K-9s.

There have also been reported possible sightings of Rachelle today near the hospital areas, and also near the Holiday Gas Station.

Anyone with information about Rachelle’s whereabouts or may have seen her is asked to call the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office at 406-256-2929