Amelia Linkert, screen right
BUTTE COUNTY, Idaho. - A medical examiner in Idaho said that the body of a missing hiker found in the Idaho wilderness is actually former Minnesotan Amelia "Amy" Linkert.
The body was found on Wednesday and originally was believed to be Linkert's friend, Jodean Elliot-Blakeslee.
The two were reported missing after embarking on a day hike at Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco, Idaho.
Deputies and U.S. Park Rangers continued their search for Elliot-Blakeslee on Friday, though for much of the day, they thought they were searching for Linkert.
Linkert's body was found by an Army-National Guard helicopter during an aerial search over the park. It is believed that she died of exposure.
Linkert is a native of Rosemount who moved to Boise seven years ago.
The Butte County Sheriff's Office and National Park Service started searching Tuesday.
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