Posted: Mar 15, 2013 9:32 AM by Laura Wilson - MTN News
WEST GLACIER - The body of a missing Kalispell woman was discovered Thursday afternoon in Glacier National Park after she had been reported missing earlier in the day.
The search for Amy Reddig, 28, got underway after her car was found in Glacier National Park, and just four hours later, her body was found near the head of Lake McDonald.
Redigg was first reported missing to the Flathead County Sheriff's Department on Thursday morning, and Glacier National Park officials were notified about the missing person's report shortly after that.
"As in a routine manner, we look in the park. And, we actually found her vehicle at Lake McDonald Lodge," explained Glacier National Park spokesperson Denise Germann.
Several agencies were called in to Glacier National Park to help look for Reddig.
"Both the sheriff's office, and the search and rescue, North Valley Search and Rescue, FEAR (the Flathead Emergency Aviation Resources), the Forest Service - they all helped out. We began our search in the Lake McDonald Lodge area, the outbuildings, the cabins, the lake, the creek, the bridge, etc.," Germann explained.
"Flathead Emergency Aviation Resources had their helicopter as part of the search operation. They located a body late [Thursday] afternoon," she added.
Redigg was pronounced dead on the scene by the Flathead County coroner and then identified as the woman who was reported missing earlier on Thursday.
Details are still very limited at this time, and authorities say the cause of Reddig's death as well as the circumstances surrounding it, are still under investigation.
The body was taken to a local funeral home, and will be transported to the State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy.