Missing Native American girl’s body found near Montana rest area where she was last seen

Selena Not Afraid. Photo by Bighorn County Sheriffs.

The body of a missing 16-year-old Native American girl has been found less than one mile from a rest area where she disappeared on New Year’s Day.

Several media outlets report a search team in Montana discovered the body of Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid, at around 10:30 a.m., on Monday.

The teen wandered off from a broken down vehicle at a rest area between Billings and Hardin on January 1, while returning from a party.

Selena was last seen walking into an adjacent field to the rest area.

She was reportedly not dressed for the weather conditions.

Family, friends, members of the community and strangers searched for her for almost three weeks.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected, said Big Horn County Sheriff Lawrence Big Hair.

Selena was a member of the Crow Nation.

A candlelight vigil was held in her honor in Billings on Tuesday.