Tester demands answers for FBI, BIA response to Montana girl's disappearance

Calling it unfathomable that a Native American child could go missing for two weeks before the FBI alerted the public, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is asking federal officials to explain their response to the disappearance of Northern Cheyenne girl Henny Scott.

The 14-year-old Scott who was found dead Dec. 28, covered in snow about 100 yards behind a home in the Muddy Creek area, was reported missing by her mother Dec 13. Bureau of Indian Affairs officials added the girl to state database of missing persons, but no attempt was made to alert the public until the day after Christmas, when the FBI issued a missing persons advisory.


A board is covered with photos and messages during the funeral service for Henny Scott at Lame Deer High School on Saturday.

BETHANY BAKER Billings Gazette

“It’s unfathomable that 13 days could pass

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