Posted: Aug 16, 2013 2:42 PM by MTN News
UPDATE: Toxicology analysis has determined the cause of death for a missing Sidney woman whose body was found, to be an accidental methamphetamine overdose. Investigation has also determined that exposure by heat exhaustion was a contributing factor in her death.
SIDNEY - The Montana Department of Justice confirms the body found approximately 15 miles southeast of Sidney on July 9th is that of Lana Swensrud, 55 years, of Sidney. According to initial autopsy results, the cause of death is inconclusive and will require additional pathology examination. The Richland County Sheriff's Office and agents of the Division of Criminal Investigation at the Montana Department of Justice continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death of Lana Swensrud. The Montana Department of Justice will release more information as it becomes available.
Lana Swensrud was reported missing on July 8th by family members and was last seen on the evening of July 6th near the area where she had disappeared.