- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities confirm that a body found in a car that plunged into a Bakersfield canal is that of a woman who vanished a day earlier during stormy weather.

The body of 69-year-old Faye Ekdahl was found Tuesday in a white sport utility vehicle in the Arvin-Edison Canal.

Witnesses reported seeing a white vehicle go into the canal shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Ekdahl was reported missing that evening.

A storm spread heavy rain throughout California Monday morning, causing many traffic accidents on slick roads, but there’s no immediate word on whether the reported accident was weather-related.

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