Friday, August 29, 2014

UPDATE: Lucius Robbi Has Been Located, Searchers Report 'He Passed in a Fatal Car Accident'

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 8:22 AM


UPDATE:

The Custer County coroner has confirmed that Lucius Robbi died on impact when his Subaru went off a 60-foot embankment on Highway 21, near the turnoff for Stanley Lake, according to the Missoulian.

Vicki Armbruster, the coroner, said in a news release that Robbi died of blunt force trauma to the head in the crash.

His friends and family, as well as officials, searched the area many times this week, both from vehicles and a small airplane, but officials said there was no way to see the Subaru from the road. Searchers in a private helicopter spotted the tip of his orange kayak in the trees. Recent rain had washed away vehicle tracks and debris that might have been left on the shoulder. 

The Idaho State Police will continue to investigate the cause of the crash. His body was recovered late Thursday night.

ORIGINAL POST: Aug. 28, 9:11 p.m.

According to NBC Montana, the Boise County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the missing 21-year-old college student Lucius Robbi has been located. No other details were released by the BCSO, however, according to a 9 p.m. post on the Finding Lucius Facebook group from Holly Hayes, who had been coordinating the search group in Challis, "This evening he was found. He passed in a fatal car accident and my heart goes out to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and to those who have been touched by him."

Volunteer search crews made up of Robbi's friends and family have scoured the areas between Horseshoe Bend and Missoula, Mont., since Aug. 21—particularly Highway 21.

Robbi, a raft guide, left his place of employment at Cascade Raft and Kayak, in Horseshoe Bend, on Aug. 19 to travel to the University of Montana to start school. He told his friends he planned to camp along the way, but when he never checked into his apartment on Aug. 20 and missed the school's orientation on Aug. 21, his family filed a missing person's report. 

Check boiseweekly.com for updates.

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