Missing Woman's Body Found Sunday

Missing Woman's Body Found Sunday

The search for Christine Merten came to an end yesterday with the discovery of the missing woman’s body. She was located by a canine team in very rugged and brushy terrain within half a mile north of her residence. The search began with Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies on Wednesday evening and continued until early Sunday morning. The search included the use of hundreds of ground searchers, canine teams, mounted units, OHVS, helicopters and a drone. Christine was entered into the missing persons system, a silver alert and multiple code reds were issued, the media was alerted, fliers were passed out in the region and social media was utilized. Several reported sightings across northern California were received and followed up on as well. The Amador County Sheriff’s coroner’s office will now determine the cause of death, but at this time foul play is not expected. 

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