Missing 77-year-old Billings woman found dead

Billings Gazette

Sherri Richterich was found dead Friday at about 10:30 a.m., according to a statement from Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder.

The 77-year-old woman with dementia had been missing since she walked away from her Green Acres Drive home on the far west end of Billings Sunday night.

She was found about one mile east of 56th Street West against a fence near the railroad tracks.

“Her body was spotted by one of the deputies assigned to that search area,” the sheriff said. “There are no obvious signs of foul play.”

But, the cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, probably next week, he added. 

Sherri Richterich

Friday was the fifth day of searching for the woman, a massive effort that included numerous volunteers and family members, a specially-trained dog team from out of state, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s department helicopter. Personnel from the Carbon and Stillwater sheriff’s departments also joined in the search.

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“We’ve been looking all morning,” said Carol Kuhns, a family friend and volunteer searcher. “We’ve been

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