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Missing Avoca Woman Found Deceased

Missing Avoca Woman Found Deceased

The Avoca woman was last seen Tuesday night, leaving work in her car from the Harlan Dairy Queen. Her mother, Cynthia Shaeffer, posted on her social media page early this afternoon that her daughter, Eden Shaeffer, was found deceased. Shelby County Sheriff Neil Gross says, 

Her vehicle was located yesterday Northeast of Avoca Iowa.”

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Pottawattamie County, Shelby County, and the Avoca Police Department. They worked together to search for her near her vehicle. Gross says,

“That search yielded no result last night. The search continued this morning. Eden was located some distance from her vehicle. She was deceased.”

The scene was processed by Shelby County. Shaeffer’s body has been sent to the State Medical Lab Examiner's Office in Ankeny, Iowa. Gross says, 

“There is no foul play expected at this time.”

Cynthia Shaeffer posted on her social media page asking people to please respect the family’s privacy during this time.

(Photo Credit: Facebook)

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