- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - A Chelan County sheriff’s spokesman says searchers have recovered the body of a 46-year-old missing hiker from the Icicle River near Leavenworth, Washington.

Officials identified the hiker on Friday as Sheila McGowan-Conoley of Leavenworth.

Emergency management specialist Rich Magnussen says she was reported overdue on a day hike with her dog.

A sheriff’s helicopter spotted what was believed to be a body in the water on Thursday. Magnussen says they recovered her body at about 5:45 Thursday night. He says they don’t know why she was in the river.

Relatives reported her missing and a search began Wednesday after her vehicle was found parked, with her dog outside the car. A person camping nearby found a woman’s hiking sandal downriver from a small beach the hiker was known to frequent.

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