Body of missing woman found in river (KPD)
Body of missing woman found in river (KPD)


According to updated reports,  the body of a 50-year-old missing  Kennewick woman has  been found.

  Woman found floating in water near Columbia Point Marina

Sandra Peterson, who was reported missing  early Thursday morning by her family, had recently experienced a traumatic mental crisis. She'd left  her home sometime during the overnight hours Wednesday night into Thursday.

She'd left  behind her cellphone, money, all over forms of payment (cards) and other personal effects. A car she'd left in was found abandoned Thursday in Richland.

   Family  was using a drone to  search for her

Reports indicate, by way of the Benton County Sheriff's Department, that her family had been using a drone to search for her. Her body was found floating in the water near Columbia Point Marina in Richland. The BCSO did not specify why they were searching that  area, but they confirmed it was indeed Peterson.  She was found sometime Friday afternoon or evening.

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The BCSO confirmed the news Friday evening. Columbia Basin Dive Rescue and other authorities are handling the case now, relatives have also been notified.   No other details have been released, including  her specific cause of death. However, at this time foul play is not believed to be a factor.


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