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Remains found during search for missing daughter of Grand Forks prosecutor

The body will be sent to the state medical examiner in Billings for an autopsy.

Katelynn Berry.
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SIDNEY, Mont. — Volunteers found human remains during a large-scale search for missing woman Katelynn Berry in Sidney, Montana, on Thursday, Jan. 20, but authorities did not disclose where the body was discovered or whether it was Berry.

Sidney Police Chief Mark Kraft said the body will be sent to the state medical examiner in Billings for an autopsy. Kraft said further search efforts for Berry had been suspended as of Thursday morning.

Berry was first reported missing by her father, Hank Berry, on Dec. 31 after she had not answered his phone calls or text messages for days.

Her mother is Carmell Mattison, a Grand Forks County prosecutor, and Katelynn Berry split her time between Sidney and the Grand Forks metro.

Hank Berry, a Sidney resident, said he last saw his daughter in an apartment he built for her above his workshop on the afternoon of Dec. 21 when he brought her lunch. Police searched Berry’s apartment shortly after she was reported missing and claim they found several belongings that she presumably wouldn’t have left behind, including her jacket and cell phone.


As of 5 p.m. Central time, no other information was available on the case.

Joe Bowen is an award-winning reporter at the Duluth News Tribune. He covers schools and education across the Northland.

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