UPDATE: Body Of Missing Woman Found

Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013 -- 9:19 a.m.

According to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, the body of a missing woman was found near the Town of Argyle on Saturday night.

County officials say Mary Scudder from Freeport, Illinois left her home Friday in a vehicle.

Lafayette deputies found her vehicle just off of Old Q Road in the Town of Argyle Saturday. After a search of the area, Scudder was found deceased about 30 feet from her car in some trees and bushes.

The initial investigation shows that exposure to the cold weather was a contributing factor to her death. An autopsy is planned and her death investigation is still underway.


Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013 -- 11:34 p.m.

According to our news partner in Rockford, Illinois, WIFR, the body of a missing woman from Freeport, Illinois has been found in Lafayette County. WIFR reports the body of 76-year-old Mary Scudder was found near her car that was parked in a driveway Saturday night around 10:15 p.m. in Blanchardville.

She had been reported missing since Friday afternoon. She left Freeport Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. to go to the bank.

According to WIFR, family members say police have not found any signs of of foul play.

Authorities in Lafayette County have not yet confirmed that a body was found.
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013--- 8:15 p.m.

Lafayette County authorities have not confirmed, but family members say 76-year-old Mary Scudder of Freeport, IL has been missing since 2:00 p.m. Friday.

Her car was found by authorities in Blanchardville, WI today.

He says the Argyle Fire Department has been doing a ground search, but they need your help. Call 911 or your local police with any information.

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