Missing person body recovered

Missing person body recovered
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A hunter in the Panhandle National Forest discovered human remains that are linked to a missing person report.

The area was processed and the body was recovered, as well as evidence believed to be related to the individual’s disappearance.

An autopsy was performed and the body found was identified as Mirissa Serrano, 27, of Lolo, Montana.

Sheriff Daryl Wheeler stated, “Based on new evidence recovered, the initial autopsy findings and the forensic analysis of that evidence, this case has now turned into an active homicide investigation. I would like to thank all the agencies that have assisted us with the investigation of Mirissa’s demise.”

The new evidence is being processed through state and national laboratories at this time.

Serrano’s family has been notified and is requesting privacy.