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The Latest: Kansas woman missing since storm found dead

November 27, 2018

CAWKER CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a Kansas woman missing since a blizzard on Sunday (all times local):

4 p.m.

A northern Kansas woman who had been missing since her car became stuck in a blizzard has been found dead.

Authorities said the body of 37-year-old Tanya Eshbaugh, of Cawker City, was found Tuesday in a field near Waconda Lake, about three miles from her car.

Mitchell County Sheriff Tony Perez told KAKE-TV that he thinks Eshbaugh got disoriented and didn’t know which way she was going when she left her car.

Eshbaugh called her work on Sunday to report that she couldn’t make it because of a blizzard and was turning around to go home. The search began when she didn’t show up for work on Monday.

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12:25 p.m.

Authorities are looking for a woman whose car was found abandoned in a snowy ditch in rural north-central Kansas.

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Tanya Eshbaugh, of Cawker City, called her work Sunday morning to report that wasn’t going to make it because of the weather and was turning around to go home. KWCH-TV reports that when she didn’t show up for work Monday, authorities started looking for her.

The release says it appears that after she got stuck in a ditch along U.S. 24, she got out of her vehicle and went in an unknown direction. The sheriff’s office says she may be wearing a Nebraska Cornhusker jacket. Her hair is dyed a red-purple color.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call law enforcement.

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