Sheriff: Death of woman found in the Yellowstone River investigated as homicide

Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 19:01:41-04

BILLINGS – Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Tuesday the death of a woman whose body was found in the Yellowstone River is being treated as a homicide.

In a press release, Linder identified the woman as 42-year-old Harriet P. Wilson of Billings. Her age was previously incorrectly reported as 43, he said.

"Although there were no obvious signs of foul play, we do consider this death suspicious," Linder said. "An autopsy has been performed and for the time being, YCSO Detectives will treat and investigate this incident as a homicide."

Linder said no other details would be released at this time.

Her body was found Sunday afternoon in the river near Two Moon Park.  

Linder said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office at 256-2929.

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