Body of missing Montana teen Selena Not Afraid found after weekslong search

BILLINGS, Mont. — Search crews have found the body of a Montana teen who vanished on New Year’s Day, deputies said.

According to USA Today, 16-year-old Selena Not Afraid was found dead near an Interstate 90 rest area Monday morning, weeks after she disappeared while traveling from Billings to Hardin after a New Year's Eve party. Investigators do not suspect foul play, the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office said.

In an FBI notice, authorities said the girl "left a disabled vehicle and walked into a field adjacent to the rest area" about 2 p.m. Jan. 1. She was "not dressed for the weather conditions," authorities said.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is requesting assistance in locating Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid. Please call the tip line at 406-665-9800 with any information that may assist in finding Selena.

Posted by Big Horn County, Montana on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Not Afraid's disappearance sparked a multiagency search involving hundreds of people, the Billings Gazette reported.

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