CRESCENT BAR, Wash. (AP) — The body of a young woman was discovered along the bank of the Columbia River, but investigators have yet to determine if it’s a 17-year-old girl missing since earlier in the week.
The Wenatchee World reported Saturday evening that the body was discovered by about 2 p.m. today. Chelan County Sheriff’s are calling the death a homicide.
Jerry Moore, spokesman for Chelan County Sheriff’s, says it appears the body was put there by someone. The body was found with her feet in the water and fully clothed.
Douglas County Sheriff’s are handling the case since that is where the body was discovered.
Mackenzie Cowell has been missing since Tuesday. She was last seen Tuesday afternoon leaving a beauty school class in Wenatchee. Her locked car was found that night near Mission Ridge, about 40 miles from her home in Orondo. Her purse and some clothes were found in the car, but her debit card is missing. Moore says a single set of footprints was found outside the car.