**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
*****Update as of 5pm on 4/23/2022****
Throughout the last 24 hours the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office along with Montana Highway Patrol and Fish, Wildlife and Parks have continued to search the area of Karst Stage Loop and throughout the Big Sky region. With the information gained throughout the investigation as well as information gathered from citizens, the involved person appears to no longer be in the area. The presence of law enforcement will remain in the area as the investigation will continue and leads follow up on.
The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging continued vigilance by everyone in the area, keep all property and vehicles locked, do not pick up hitchhikers and call 911 if you see anything suspicious. The male is a Caucasian male approximately six feet tall, was last seen wearing tan pants and a tan shirt. The case is an on-going matter jointly worked by Fish Wildlife and Park and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Dan Springer thanks the public for its vigilance, support and numerous calls providing information. Please call 406-582-2100 if you have any additional information regarding this matter.