The FBI says that on Thursday, December 13th, the agency was made aware of what appears to be human remains on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
The FBI’s Evidence Response Team from Salt Lake City is working to recover the remains and process the location where they were found.
In a press release, the FBI said it is working with Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office.
The FBI declined to release any other information at this point, including whether the discovery may be related to the disappearance of Ashley Loring Heavy Runner last year.
We will update you when we get more information.
(NOVEMBER 26, 2018) Ashley Loring turned 22 years old this month as family members continue to search for her. She was last seen in June of 2017.
Loring, who also goes by Ashley HeavyRunner, disappeared on the Blackfeet Reservation when she was 20 years old.
In a Facebook post, Ashley’s family asked that anyone with information regarding her disappearance to please come forward.
Loring’s family and friends have spent over a year looking for her and the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined the search in February of 2018.
In June, at a march in honor of Ashley, her sister Kimberly Loring told MTN News that they will not stop until they get the answers they seek.
Ashley has raised awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women across the country and helped bring the epidemic into the spotlight.
Her disappearance has grabbed national attention and prompted calls by lawmakers to address the issue.
Unfortunately, Ashley’s family has faced additional challenges such as when they discovered a fake Facebook profile using her pictures. The profile has since been taken down.
If you have any information about Ashley’s whereabouts or what may have happened to her, you are asked to call the BIA at 406-338-4000 or your local law enforcement agency.