CUT BANK, Mont. (AP) -- The Glacier County sheriff says remains found north of Cut Bank may be those of a missing Wisconsin woman.
Sheriff Wayne Dusterhoff says a rancher found female remains Tuesday afternoon about three miles from where authorities were searching in June for 62-year-old Joan Sporle.
The remains were sent to the state crime lab in Missoula, and Dusterhoff has requested dental records from Sporle's family in Mineral Point, Wis.
He says lab results are expected in seven to 10 days.
Sporle's vehicle was found in June in the middle of a wheat field about 25 miles north of Cut Bank. Sporle had not been seen for about a month before that.
The sheriff says he believes Sporle's vehicle got stuck during a rainstorm and she began walking. From there, he is not sure what took place.