Massive search underway in Montana for missing River Forest woman

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RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- A community is praying for an avid hiker from River Forest who's been missing for six days in Montana.

Madeline Connelly, 23, went for a hike and overnight camp out with her dog in the Great Bear Wilderness area last Thursday.

The search began on Saturday. Her car was found, and rescue teams discovered Connelly's footprints, her dog's paw prints, and bear tracks. But, no signs of a bear attack.

She was in Montana to see family. She was on her way to Alaska to run a bakery.

Parishioners gathered at Saint Luke's to offer prayers.

Her parents left for Montana over the weekend.

She has three sisters.


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