Body of Flathead Valley woman missing for 2 weeks has been found

Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 14:20:29-04

(GREAT FALLS) The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday afternoon that the body of Alex Beltran has been found.

The Sheriff’s Office says that at about 9 a.m. on Wednesday, officers located and recovered the vehicle and body of Beltran, the 23 year old Whitefish woman who has been missing since July 16th.

A resident on the west edge 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 very murky and had zero visibility.  The vehicle was removed, and Beltran was found inside.

The Sheriff’s Office says that it appears time the vehicle went down the driveway, across a lawn, and into the water.

Beltran’s body will be taken to the Montana State Crime Lab for autopsy.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate.

We will update you when we get more information.

 (JULY 31, 2018) The Flathead County Sheriff’s office is continuing to search for Alex Nicole Beltran, who has been missing for two weeks.

Beltran, 23 years old, was last seen two weeks ago leaving a friend’s house on the west side of Kalispell. She is 5’9" tall, weighs 130 pounds, and has hazel eyes.

She was last seen driving her 1998 Light Green Toyota Rav 4, with Montana license plate 7-85019A, and was heading to her home in the Forest Acre area between Whitefish and Kalispell. Her vehicle is also missing.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says investigators have continued to put every resource they have available to them to the search. Sheriff Curry says they have searched bodies of water where her vehicle might be with the best technology available in the region.

They’ve also teamed up with the FBI and the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center to look at cell phone forensics and are continuing to conduct interviews and look for any possible video footage.

Sheriff Curry says detectives have been working the case non-stop following up on leads, searching in the air and on the ground and tracking any of the routes she might have taken, but they have no leads are again asking for the public’s help.

"We continue to ask the public for their help if anyone has seen Alex certainly if anyone has seen the vehicle. It’s likely the vehicle is noticeable," Sheriff Curry said. "Please contact the Sheriff’s Office with any information. We have had quite a few leads. We followed all those up they haven’t panned out."

Sheriff Curry says its extremely rare for a 23-year-old woman to go missing and her bank cards have still had no activity. Anyone with information about Beltran’s whereabouts is asked to contact Flathead Crimestoppers at (406) 752-TIPS.

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