SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY, Neb. - (KNEP) - UPDATE: November 12th:
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office details the woman found deceased in a ravine Monday was identified as Cynthia Magee of Lyman, NE.
An autopsy shows Magee didn't suffer an significant injuries while her car ran off the road. At this time there is no indication of foul play and the car didn't receive any significant damage.
Sheriff Mark Overman states it appears to be an accidental death but a final determination is pending toxicology results.
ORIGINAL: November 11th:
One woman has been found dead after last seen leaving her job Sunday night in Morrill.
A 59-year-old left work around 10:30p Sunday night and headed south on South Morrill Road to Lyman. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman stated deputies and National Park Service Rangers patrolled the roads in the area in an attempt to locate the woman’s car.
Deputies spoke to her roommate who told them a text message was sent saying the woman was in a swamp. However, the roommate didn’t see the text immediately.
Regional West Medical Center’s Air Link Helicopter and crew located the car in a deep drainage ravine/wetland area near East Lyman Road and County Road 6; about 3.25 miles east of Lyman. Crews then located the woman’s body in approximately 3 feet of water next to the car.
At this time there is no reason to suspect foul play. The woman’s name is being withheld at this time until family is notified.