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Missing Salida Woman Found Deceased

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SALIDA, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — Searchers looking for a Salida woman who never returned home from a doctor’s appointment have found her body.

Sue Johnson, 55, was discovered at about 11:30 a.m. Friday by a search dog and handler from Buena Vista Correctional Facility. She was found in a sitting position with her back against a tree about 50 yards from a side road.

There was no obvious trauma to the body and authorities do not consider her death suspicious. An autopsy is planned but has not been scheduled.

The Chaffee County sheriff’s office said the husband of Johnson reported her missing on Thursday. Her car was later found, unlocked, at a trailhead in the Brown’s Creek area.

Searchers looked for Johnson until nightfall and more than 20 of them resumed the search on Friday. Two bloodhounds and handlers from the Buena Vista prison also helped in the search.

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