Search continues for teen girl who went missing near rest stop between Hardin, Billings
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Search continues for teen girl who went missing near rest stop between Hardin, Billings

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Searchers continued looking for a missing 16-year-old girl Thursday morning near a rest area on I-90 where she was last seen. 

Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid was last seen at the eastbound I-90 rest area between Billings and Hardin near mile marker 474 near the Fly Creek Exit at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid

Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid

According to Bighorn County Sheriff Lawrence Big Hair, Selena was part of a group of six people driving from Billings to Hardin. The car broke down, then restarted. Four people left the rest stop in the vehicle, and the driver called a relative who was also driving from Billings to pick up Selena and another girl who were left behind at the rest stop. 

Selina Not Afraid search

Searchers gather at the Fly Creek rest area on I-90 on Thursday. Teams are searching for 16-year-old Selina Shelley Faye Not Afraid on private land south of the rest area.

However, when the relative arrived, only one girl was at the rest stop. Selena had walked off into a nearby field.

She was possibly intoxicated and is not dressed for weather conditions, according to an email from Big Horn County Sheriff's office.

The Sheriff's office and other agencies including the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Crow Agency Tribal Police have launched a search from the rest stop. Officers and volunteers on horse, foot and ATV have combed nearby areas, and a helicopter flew over the area in the morning. 

The search has focused in fields south and east of the rest area in a 3-4 mile area. No sign of Selena has been found so far, Big Hair said. 

A post by a search party participant on the Bighorn Crime Watch Facebook page Thursday night stated that another search will begin Friday at 8 a.m. at the I-90 rest area between Billings and Hardin near mile marker 474. Anyone who wants to participate should check in at the rest area before starting their search, the post states.

There is some hope that she either returned to I-90 or crossed over to Highway 87 and received a ride, Big Hair said. Low temperatures in Hardin reached 32 degrees late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. 

Selina Not Afraid search

A group of searchers from the BIA heads back out to search on ATVs from the Fly Creek rest area on I-90. Teams are searching for 16-year-old Selina Shelley Faye Not Afraid on private land south of the rest area Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Selena was last seen wearing a black coat, gray sweater, blue jeans and gray ankle boots. She is 5 foot and 9 inches tall and weighs 133 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. She has a scar near her mouth and a tattoo of a cross on her middle finger. 

Anyone with information on Selena is asked to call Big Horn County Sheriff's Office at 406-665-9780 or call 911.

Selena Not Afraid search

The Fly Creek rest area on I-90, pictured on Thursday. Teams are searching for 16-year-old Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid on private land south of the rest area.

Selena Not Afraid search

A group of searchers from the BIA on ATVs return to the Fly Creek rest area on I-90. Teams are searching for 16-year-old Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid on private land south of the rest area Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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