Dead woman found at Big Arm State Park

| December 2, 2020 12:00 AM

A person walking a dog at Big Arm State Park last Wednesday discovered the body of a dead woman, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

The discovery was made around 4 p.m. Wednesday within the park boundary along U.S. 93. Lake County 911 received a report and deputies responded and confirmed that the discovery was a decomposed and partially skeletonized female body.

An initial scene investigation was conducted by Lake County detectives and deputy coroners, with the assistance of Flathead Tribal Police and Montana Highway Patrol.

The remains have been transported to the Montana State Crime Lab for autopsy and identification efforts, according to a Thursday press release from the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Lake County Det. Devon McCrea at 406-883-7324 or

The sheriff’s office will work in conjunction with the Flathead Tribal Police on the investigation.