- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County authorities say a resident found the body of a 12-year-old Lockwood girl who was reported missing after going swimming with friends in an irrigation canal near Huntley.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder tells the Billings Gazette the resident found Taeva Hawkins’ body on Thursday.

KULR-TV reports the body was recovered about 6 miles from where the girl went missing on Saturday. No other details were immediately available.

Taeva was swimming with two other girls near the Huntley Diversion Dam on Saturday evening. She didn’t emerge after going into one of the tunnels that drains into the district canal.

Divers, search dogs and about 100 people had been searching for the girl.


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