Searchers Recover Remains of ND Doc Missing in MT Since 2015 | U.S. News

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Gallatin County search and rescue teams have recovered the remains of a Bismarck, North Dakota physician who went missing in Montana nearly three years ago.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin says last Saturday 26 searchers and eight dogs again searched a field south of the town of Willow Creek, where Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick’s abandoned vehicle was found on July 4, 2015.

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MT – Officials seek tips on doctor

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A retired Bismarck ophthalmologist has been missing in Montana for two weeks and authorities have no active leads, prompting searchers to solicit the public for more tips Thursday.

Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, 74, was last seen in Bozeman on July 2, where a bank’s video footage shows him walking at 9:51 a.m. His vehicle and camper trailer were discovered on the morning of July 3, stuck in a muddy pea field south of Willow Creek in the Three Forks, Mont., area.

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MT – Bismarck police assist in search for missing doctor

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The Gallatin County, Mont., Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday requested the assistance of the Bismarck Police Department in searching for clues in a van owned by a missing retired Bismarck eye doctor.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said his department was called by a lieutenant in Bozeman, Mont., after it was learned that Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick left a van parked in front of Dakota Tackle, 2205 E. Bismarck Expressway. Fitzpatrick then took a truck and trailer to Montana, where it was found abandoned in the Three Forks, Mont., area on July 3.

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