Authorities believe the body is that of 48-year-old Amy Kennelly, who was reported missing by her family Wednesday.
Searchers looking for a missing Edmonds woman have found the body of a woman in Woodway, Snohomish County, police said Thursday.
Police believe the body is that of Amy Kennelly, 48, who was reported missing by her family Wednesday afternoon. Two days before, officers found her car deserted after it hit a home’s garage door in the 11000 block of Algonquin Road, Edmonds police Sgt. Shane Hawley said.
The body was found in a wooded area about 100 yards from where the car crashed, police said. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm the identity of the body, as well as cause and manner of death.
The medical examiner’s report will also include information for investigators to determine whether the woman was impaired by drugs or alcohol.
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“People want to know if she was intoxicated at the time,” Hawley said. “We’re not able to make that determination.”
On Monday night, the car presumably pulled into the home’s driveway, hit the garage door and sustained minor damage, Hawley said, adding Kennelly used to live at the property years ago.
Police searched the area on Wednesday and resumed the search Thursday morning shortly before the woman’s body was found.
It’s unclear what condition the body was found in, as well as what kind of clothes were worn, Hawley said. Officers earlier found clothing in a nearby backyard that they believe may belong to Kennelly, Hawley said.
Edmonds police say foul play is not suspected, and there is no danger to the public.
“It looks like she got into the woods on her own accord,” Hawley said.