Van, dog belonging to missing Cooper County woman found

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, July 03 2016 Jul 3, 2016 Sunday, July 03, 2016 6:55:00 PM CDT July 03, 2016 in News
By: Alex Dostaler and Ben Burke KOMU 8 Digital Producers

BENTON COUNTY — The Cooper County Sheriff's Department said deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Department confirmed it found a van registered to 77-year-old Laverla Kistler at 5:45 Sunday evening.

Benton County deputies found a female body near the van, but did not confirm the identity of the body until after the autopsy was complete.

A dog matching the description of Kistler's dog was also found in the area.

KOMU 8 News previously reported Kistler has been missing since June 14.

UPDATE: An autopsy performed Monday confirmed that the body found in Kistler's van was Kistler, according to the Cooper County Sherrif's Facebook page. 

Early results of the autopsy show that there was no foul play.

 

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