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Body Found Along Montana Highway Believed to be That of Missing Father and Husband Zackary Baldwin

Zackary Baldwin Baldwin Family

A body found found off a Montana highway Friday is believed to be that of missing South Dakota father and husband Zackary Baldwin.

Officials with the Williams County Sheriff's Office said the body was discovered Friday afternoon by construction workers along Highway 2 near Bainville, Montana, several miles from the Northa Dakota border.

Baldwin's motorcycle and wallet were also found near the body. Authorities believe Baldwin was traveling eastbound when he went off the road and crashed. It is unclear when the crash occurred. A cause and manner of death have not yet been determined.

"It's overwhelming. I have a million emotions right now," Jessica Baldwin, Zackary's wife, told Dateline Saturday.

Zackary vanished on June 26, 2016 after leaving for an late-afternoon motorcycle ride.

"It wasn't unusual for him to go on a ride before it got dark," his wife Jessica told Dateline back in July. "But this time, he didn't come back."

Jessica says a few hours passed and she thought perhaps he had run into a friend, so she drove the lonely roads near their home in Williston, North Dakota trying to get a glimpse of him or his bike. It immediately sat funny with her, though, as the family was set to celebrate their twin boys' birthday that evening.

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