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Body of missing Univ. of Montana student found

Lucius Robbi KBOI

CUSTER COUNTY, Idaho -- The body of a University of Montana student missing since Aug. 19 has been found, reports CBS affiliate KBOI. Officials said he died after crashing his car.

Lucius Robbi, 21, vanished on a two-day drive from his summer job at a river rafting company in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, to the Missoula school, where he was expected to attend student orientation Aug. 20.

He never arrived.

After a massive search that spanned more than a week, Robbi's body was discovered inside his car off route 21 in Custer County, Idaho, near Stanley Lake. A coroner said he died on impact when his car went off a 60-foot embankment, reports the Missoulian.

He reportedly sustained blunt force trauma to the head in the crash.

Crews searching from a helicopter spotted the tip of a kayak - which had been mounted on his car - in the trees.

KBOI reports it was extremely difficult to find the car because it was covered with brush and thunderstorms had washed away his tire's tracks.

The family that owns Cascade Raft and Kayak, where Robbi worked, posted a memorial message to their Facebook page:

"Squeezing the last drops of light out of the day yesterday. I post this with a heavy heart as good friend and member of the Cascade Raft & Kayak family who went missing a little over a week ago was found last night. Lucius you will be missed, you were an example of an outdoorsman, adventurer, and waterman. Your life has impacted countless families as you have shared your love for the outdoors. We miss you Lucius."

  • Crimesider Staff

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