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Woman Missing for 6 Years Found in Submerged Car

New Jersey woman was last seen in 2014
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2020 2:08 AM CST
Vanessa Smallwood.   (FBI)

(Newser) – Diving contractors clearing debris from the Salem River in southern New Jersey alerted authorities after a grim discovery: A badly mangled vehicle that appeared to have human remains inside. Inside the vehicle, authorities found the body of Vanessa Smallwood, who was last seen at a dry cleaning business in Cherry Hill on Jan. 27, 2014, CNN reports. She was 46 when she disappeared. Smallwood had been on the FBI's Missing Persons List since 2014. The Southern Regional Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy on the body. Authorities say foul play is not suspected in her disappearance, NBC reports. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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