FBI investigation rules Brittany MadPlume’s death accidental

Posted at 1:34 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 19:48:44-05

The FBI has concluded their investigation into Brittany MadPlume’s death.

According to the FBI, based on the evidence gathered, analyzed, and processed, they determined there was no violation of federal law.

An autopsy performed by the Montana Department of Justice Forensic Science Division determined MadPlume’s cause of death was acute ethanol intoxication, and the manner of death was an accident.

The FBI’s investigation began on January 12, according to a press release, after being notified of MadPlume’s death in Browning.

The FBI thanked Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services for their assistance and expressed their condolences to the MadPlume family.

(February 11, 2019)  MTN reported on the death of Brittany MadPlume on Saturday after receiving information regarding the 18-year-old’s body being found in a vehicle in Browning.

The FBI has confirmed they are investigating the January 12th incident.

They said since it is an ongoing investigation, they cannot comment any further.

Family members told MTN News MadPlume was found in a vehicle beaten and bruised.

Laurna Chief Goes Out, MadPlume’s family member, said she was a beautiful person.

“She would do anything for you. She would give you the shirt off of her back. She was an amazing mother. She had a lot going for her. She just got her GED and she was getting ready to go to college. She was getting ready to live her life,” Chief Goes Out said.

We will continue to update this story as we receive more information.