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Missing Siskiyou County woman found dead

Published On: Aug 26 2013 06:28:19 PM CDT
YREKA, Calif. -

After searching for Yreka resident Sally Nolan for four days, the 78-year-old was found dead in a rural area of Siskiyou County by hunters and members of the sheriff's office.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team searched for Nolan for several days after she was reported missing on August 19. Nolan disappeared after leaving a home near Lumgrey Creek and State Route 96, an area near the Klamath River northwest of Yreka. She was last seen driving her Chevrolet Malibu sedan.

Nolan's body was found on Saturday morning on a logging road northwest of Cottonwood Peak. There did not appear to be any signs of criminal activity or foul play but Nolan's death is still under investigation.

The Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team enlisted the help of several organizations including the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Posse, CHP, the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers, the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Brim Aviation.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that it is easy to get disoriented or lost on local, rural roads in remote areas. They recommended letting family or friends know when and where you are starting any trips. They also said to always carry extra water, food, warm clothing, a flashlight and signaling devices.