Missing woman’s body found in rural western Iowa

Shelby County authorities said there were no indications of foul play.
Western Iowa authorities have found the body of a missing woman north of Avoca.
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 3:37 PM CDT
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AVOCA, Iowa (WOWT) - Authorities searching for a missing woman overnight said they found her body Thursday.

The Shelby County Sheriff told 6 News on Thursday afternoon that Eden Shaeffer was found dead after her car was found in a rural area near Avoca.

There were no indications of foul play, according to the sheriff.

Pottawattamie County authorities assisted in searching the general area Wednesday night but found nothing. The search resumed Thursday morning, and officers from Avoca found Shaeffer’s body, the sheriff told Shelby County.

Her body was transported to the state lab for an autopsy.