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Published April 23, 2012, 03:11 PM

GF County Sheriff Sends Investigators to Montana to Aid Search for Ardoch Woman

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks County sheriff says he has sent two investigators to Butte, Mont., to aid in the search for an 82-year-old woman who disappeared in October during a trip to Washington state.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks County sheriff says he has sent two investigators to Butte, Mont., to aid in the search for an 82-year-old woman who disappeared in October during a trip to Washington state.

Investigators say Florence Dumontet cashed a traveler's check at a Town Pump in Butte at about 9 p.m. on Oct. 16. She was expected to arrive in Shelton, Wash., the next day and her family says she usually stayed overnight in Missoula.

Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost says the snow is melting and it's important to search the 118-mile area between the Montana towns of Butte and Missoula before the trees start to leaf out.

"If it was my grandmother, I would be upset too. I would want everything being done to find my grandmother. 'It's hard to believe that you can't find the vehicle, you can't find the person,' you know? We just want to make sure we're doing everything that we can to help the family," Sheriff Rost said.

Rost says many searches have been conducted in the area.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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