WEST GLACIER, MT. – The body of a 28-year old Kalispell woman, Amy Marie Reddig, was located and recovered today near the head of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
Park dispatch received a missing person report on Reddig from Flathead County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Park rangers found Reddig’s vehicle in the parking lot of Lake McDonald Lodge at approximately 11:45 a.m. A search was initiated in the surrounding area.
Personnel from Flathead National Forest, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Flathead Search and Rescue, North Valley Search and Rescue, and Flathead Emergency Aviation Resources (FEAR) assisted Glacier National Park Rangers and employees in the search.
At approximately 3 p.m. personnel in the FEAR helicopter found a body near the head of Lake McDonald. The Flathead County Coroner was transported to the scene and identified the body as that of Reddig. The body was transported to a local funeral home, and will be transported to the state crime lab for an autopsy. The cause of death is unknown and under investigation.
Reddig is the daughter of Billy and Lynne Reddig, and sister of Heather Reddig, all of Kalispell.
(Report by Denise Germann)