Body discovered off Yard Office Rd.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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The medical examiner has positively identified the body that was located off Yard Office Road Wednesday evening, as 57-year-old Lori Bray. Medical records were used in the identification.
This incident is being investigated as a homicide so no details of the investigation are being released at this time. No arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing.
Anyone who may have any information in regards to this incident, is asked to contact that Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office at 406-256-2929.

"On behalf of the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, our thoughts are with Lori’s family and friends." ~ Sheriff Mike Linder



From Sheriff Mike Linder, 8:30 p.m., September 3, 2019

The Body of a deceased female has been located in a rural are just outside of Laurel. The body was not in the same area where searchers were concentrating their efforts earlier today. Investigators are on scene but at this time, there has not been a positive identification. No further information is being released until identification can be certain and relatives notified.
We would like to thank all of those who helped with the search efforts around Buffalo trail today. Special thanks to Gary and Ashley Blain of Billings Flying Service, the employees and management at Woods Powr-Grip, Domino’s Pizza, Redneck Pizza, Reese and Rays IGA, Town and Country, Walmart, The Laurel Police and Fire Departments, Montana Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Office / Search and Rescue and all of the awesome volunteers from the Laurel and Billings area, who came out to help with our search efforts. 



The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department is on scene at a location off Yard Office Rd. where the body of a female was discovered Wednesday night. It is unknown at this time if the body is that of Lori Bray who went missing early Tuesday morning. Her car was found abandoned near the airport later that day.



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