Name: Rebekah Grace Barsotti
Age: 33 years old
Last seen: July 20, 2021
Location: Superior, Montana
Status: Found deceased on May 17, 2022
33 year old Rebekah Barsotti was last seen in Superior, Montana on July 20, 2021. She disappeared along the Clark Fork River while hiking with her dog, Cerberus.
Rebekah Grace Barsotti was born in December of 1987 to parents Angela Mastrovito and Ralph Rose. Originally from Partlow, Virginia, she moved to Montana at age eighteen following a trip to the area with a friend.
In 2015, Rebekah married David Barsotti. Their marriage eventually fell apart, resulting in Rebekah leaving in April 2021. According to her family, she was fleeing an abusive marriage and her dog, a Belgian Malinois named Cerberus, was trained to protect her.
At the time of her disappearance, Barsotti lived with her dog in her own place on Mullan Road in Missoula, Montana. She was working as a server at Plonk, an upscale wine bar restaurant.
On July 20, 2021, Barsotti drove to the Town Pump gas station in Superior around 2:15 pm, to meet an intermediary to get the rest of her belongings from her ex-husband’s home.
Barsotti and her ex-husband had a “Standing Order Of No Contact” in place and were legally prohibited from meeting in person. When the meeting ended, Barsotti drove to Alberton and parked her car at a truck stop and rest area by mile marker 71 on Interstate 90.
Afterward, Barsotti headed to the Clark Fork River for a hike with her dog Cerberus. Around 3:15 pm, a video captured on her phone showed their training session on the beach of the river.
Later that day, a family traveling from Oregon called 911 when they discovered some of Barsotti’s personal belongings left unattended on the shore of Clark Fork River, on the east side of Alberton Rock.
Rebekah Barsotti never returned home that day and has never been heard from again.
Among Barsotti’s personal belongings found on the shore of Clark Fork River were her cell phone, driver’s license, credit card, car keys, a dog leash, and the remote to her dog’s e-collar.
On July 26, 2021, the body of Cerberus was found in the Clark Fork River, about ten miles downstream from mile marker 72. The dog appeared to have drowned and authorities found no indication of harm nor struggle.
After the dog’s remains were found in Mineral County, the sheriff requested that the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office assist with the investigation.
An extensive search of the area was conducted with the help of search and rescue teams, divers, and volunteers from Missoula and Mineral, but turned up no signs of Rebekah Barsotti.
Remains Recovered in May 2022
In May 2022 a body was recovered from the Clark Fork River, near where Rebekah disappeared, and sent to the State Crime Lab for identification and an autopsy.
On June 2, 2022, the body was identified through dental records as belonging to Rebekah Barsotti. The family is still awaiting autopsy results.
In August 2022 the Montana State Crime Lab determined Rebekah Barsotti died by drowning, according to the Mineral County Sheriff. Her case is still under investigation, as officials haven’t yet determined how or why she drowned.
Rebekah Barsotti’s body was recovered from the Clark Fork River in May 2022, and the autopsy results are pending.
Police found no evidence, means or motive for foul play in Rebekah Barsotti’s disappearance. They suspect Barsotti drowned in the Clark Fork River after jumping in the river to save her dog.
Caucasian female with sandy blond hair and blue eyes. Rebekah is 5’5 tall and weighs 135 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Rebekah has a tattoo of a snow drift on her right foot and ankle, and a tattoo of a hummingbird and flowers on her left rib cage.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Rebekah Barsotti please contact the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 258-4810 or the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 822-3555.
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News & Media Links
Search continues for woman last seen in Mineral County – KRTV Great Falls 07/21
Mother of missing woman Rebekah Barsotti pleads for help as two-month anniversary of daughter’s disappearance approaches – NBC News 09/21
Missing Woman Trained Her Dog By The River Before Disappearing – News Concerns 12/21
Questions Outweigh Closure For Family of Rebekah Barsotti – KPAX 06/22
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