BLACK HILLS REMAINS CONFIRMED AS CUSTER WOMAN

Posted 12 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

identified bodyRAPID CITY, S.D. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Investigators in the Black Hills have identified the decomposed remains found along a road near Mount Rushmore late last month as those of a Custer woman who had been missing for about a week.

Rapid City and Pennington County authorities say 38-year-old Meshell Will was last seen Aug. 24. Her body was found Aug. 31 off Iron Mountain Road and her identification was confirmed through fingerprints. Autopsy results are still not back on the cause of death.

Authorities are encouraging anyone who may have seen Wills around the time she disappeared to come forward.