UPDATE: SEPT. 30 AT 3:28 P.M.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office returned the Missing Persons case of Rebekah Barsotti to Mineral County after exhausting all leads and conducting extensive water, ground and air searches.

Barsotti was last seen on July 20 at approximately 2:15 p.m. at the Town Pump in Superior. She was reported missing on July 21, and an extensive search with aid from four counties and Two Bear Air began.

According to a release from the Mineral County Office of the Sheriff-Coroner, Barsotti's vehicle and some personal items were located at MM 71 by the Clark Fork River near Alberton and crews began to search the area.

All other leads were investigated by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office Detective Division, and have now been exhausted.

"The search for Rebekah Barsotti has been extensive; the most extensive in recent Mineral County history in terms of resources and hours," Sheriff Mike Toth said. "I'm thankful for the support of our neighboring law enforcement agencies, especially Missoula County Sheriff's Office. Mineral County Sheriff's Office is compassionate to the Barsotti family and their search for their loved one. We will continue to work with the Barsotti family and the case will remain an active Missing Persons case and any credible leads will be investigated."

"Missoula County Search and Rescue volunteers and Detectives worked tirelessly to try and bring closure to this case and to Rebekah's family," Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott said. "We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers and staff, and we are proud of the effort and work on this case. Our thoughts are with the family and Missoula County Sheriff's Office, resources and staff stands ready to assist our law enforcement partners as requested."

If you have any information on Rebekah's Missing Persons case, contact the Mineral County Sheriff's Office at 406-822-3555.


UPDATE: AUG. 9 AT 5:14 P.M.

Mineral County Sheriff Office’s Search and rescue boat team will be out once a week looking for Rebekah Barsotti, who has been missing since July 20.

According to the Mineral County Sheriffs Office, a Missoula County SAR team also will be going out once a week on a different day than the Mineral County team.

The sheriff’s office says they will be working like this until any new credible information comes forward.

In addition, the sheriff's office is clearing up rumors, saying that as of Aug. 9, no family member is being looked at as a suspect in the missing person case.

“Missoula County Sheriff's Office and Mineral County Sheriff's Office has both looked into all close family members and as of now unless new Creditable information comes to light None of them are a suspect at all!” Mineral County Sheriffs Office said.


UPDATE: JULY 26 AT 8 P.M.

Late Monday afternoon, a Mineral County Search and Rescue team located the body of Cerberus, Rebekah's dog, near the river.

The discovery was made at least 10 miles downriver from where authorities believe Rebekah and he went into the water.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office was requested to take over the investigation and they are taking Cerberus's remains to a veterinarian that specializes in these cases.
 
Rescuers are still searching for Rebekah with help from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office Dive team. The Two Bear Air helicopter was also requested back to do an air search of the river.

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SUPERIOR, Mont. - A 34-year-old woman has been reported missing.

Rebekah Barsotti has been missing since July 20 and was last seen around 2:15 p.m. in person.

The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office reports Rebekah’s car was found at a rest area by the river near Alberton.

Rebekah is five feet, five inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has blue eyes and sandy-colored hair.

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