Henny Scott prayer circle

Friends and family members of 14-year-old Henny Scott gather for a remembrance walk through Lame Deer on Monday.

The funeral for a 14-year-old girl found dead last week on the Northern Cheyenne reservation will take place Saturday in Lame Deer.

Henny Scott's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Lame Deer High School, according to Forsyth-based Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home.

On Friday, mourners will gather at the school for a traditional wake, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Scott was first reported missing Dec. 13, when the Bureau of Indian Affairs says it entered her name into a national missing persons database. Nearly two weeks later, on Dec. 26, the FBI requested state authorities issue a “missing or endangered person alert,” according to the Montana Department of Justice.

Two days later, members of a search party organized by family members and the tribe’s emergency services department found Scott’s body behind a house west of Lame Deer. During a casket ceremony Saturday, some of Scott’s grieving family members asked why it took authorities so long to issue the alert.

The cause of Scott’s death remains unknown. An autopsy was completed Sunday, but Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis is awaiting official results from the state medical examiner.

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