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Missing Person Advisory issued for teen who rode a bus to Billings

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Feb 25, 2024

(UPDATE, FEBRUARY 25) The Missing-Endangered Person Advisory for Emmisla Barness has been canceled; she has been located and is safe. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office thanks everyone for their assistance. No other information has been released.


(1st REPORT, FEBRUARY 24) The Montana Department of Justice issued a Missing-Endangered Person Advisory for 16-year-old Emmisla Barness, who has been reported missing after hitchhiking from Ennis to Bozeman on Saturday, Febuary 24, 2024.



The Missing-Endangered Person Advisory says that after getting to Bozeman, Emmisla got on a bus to Billings and is believed to have arrived there at 4:25 p.m. on Saturday.

The advisory states:

She has mental health delays and is trying to find her birth parents Monte Reed and Angel Reed in Hardin. Her biological parents do not have custody and have a history of abuse. Emmisla is by herself with no phone, no resources and no vehicle in low temperatures.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 406-843-5301, or call 911.

Missing-Endangered Person Advisory for 16-year-old Emmisla Barness
Missing-Endangered Person Advisory for 16-year-old Emmisla Barness